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Fava Beans with Fettucine


Prep time:                        15 minutes

Cooking time:              20 minutes

Yields:                                  4 people



1 cup shelled fava beans
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 tsp dried thyme, or 1 tbsp fresh thyme
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
extra virgin olive oil
1 package fettucine, cooked and drained



First shell the fava beans- pull open the pods and take out the beans. Boil them 30 seconds in salted water. Shock in ice water. Use a knife to slit each bean on one side and squeeze to pop the bean out of their shells. Discard the peels.

Saute the scallions in oil in a skillet on medium heat, about 2 minutes. Add the fava beans plus enough water to cover everything. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Add pasta and herbs, toss well, season and drizzle with olive oil. 


Credit:         Robyn at Asbury Village Farm

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