good recipes for young fava beans/broad beans/butter beans/lima beans?
Would love to hear if you have any favourite recipes for fresh-picked fava beans/lima beans/butter beans/broad beans/habas, including any recipes that use them while they're still in their pods ;-)
Would be esp. interested in Portuguese or Spanish preparations, and/or any recipes involving parsley and/or cilantro.
Oops... that'll teach me to search after posting.
Found this recent thread:
Sorry for the somewhat redundant post topic, but would still be interested in any other recipes anyone would like to share, especially any recipes using the beans while they are still in their pods ;-)
my favorite for shelled favas is blanched, then tossed with olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice and mint.
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I followed through, making "fauxtato salad" and posting about it this week under that title. It is very good, with a taste and texture almost indistinguishable from standard potato salad. As a borderline diabetic, I should avoid white potatoes as they spike blood sugar (cooled and reheated cooked spuds don't raise it as much). Beans are metabolized gradually so they are an excellent alternative. I have never had fresh butter beans so I don't know if they'd work in this preparation as well as cooked dried.
Two Spanish ideas are tortilla (Spanish style omelette) with jamon serrano and sauteed onions and habas con jamon (cooked with onion, garlic and jamon serrano). Not Spanish, but delicious are grilled favas.