Really…it is not that much work. That’s the biggest complaint with Fava Beans, but it’s just not true.
Start by bringing a healthy amount of salty water to a boil. Next, chill a bowl of water with some ice cubes.
The rest is simple:
Pull the Fava Beans from their pods. Boil for 3-4 minutes. Immediately place in the ice water. Shell the Fava Beans and you are ready for the final preparations.
We opted to go simple and fresh with our meal, so we started by cultivating a little Savory, French Lemon Thyme, Marjoram, Chives, and Thai Basil. Finely chop these and set them aside. Next we harvested a bit of Garlic. 1 or 2 Cloves of Garlic will do, nice and minced.
With medium high heat we brought up to temperature some high end olive oil mixed with butter. Briefly sauté the garlic and add the Fava Beans. Sauté until the beans start to color, and then add the herbs. Finally you can season the beans with a little salt and pepper before serving.