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Fava beans fresh or frozen on the Upper West

AdinaA Jul 12, 2011 06:01 PM

Does anyone in Manhattan (better yet, on the UWS) sell ready-shelled fresh fava beans? (OK, I'm lazy, but I would pay for the convenience)

Does anyone (Fairway, Whole Foods) carry frozen green fava beans?

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    AdinaA Jul 5, 2012 08:20 AM

    Fairway had them fresh & already shelled this morning. Sent some home. Now just have to decide what to do with them for dinner tonight.

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      Ann900 May 10, 2012 03:38 PM

      Agata and Valentina, the Italian specialty store on 79th and First frequently has shelled, frozen fava beans when they're in season.

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        AdinaA May 11, 2012 08:01 AM

        Thank you!

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          squid kun May 12, 2012 02:23 AM

          I've shelled them fresh, I've tried frozen preshelled. There's a noticeable difference, especially if you're going to just briefly steam or simmer them. I'd suggest no shortcuts in this case.

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        AdinaA May 10, 2012 03:29 PM

        'Tis the (fava bean) season. Is anyone selling the fresh fava beans ready shelled? I was in Fairway today, and they have fava beans, but they are shell-it-yourself.

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          bob96 Jul 13, 2011 10:41 PM

          Not the UWS, but I've seen them frozen at BuonItalia in Chelsea Market. Fairway in Harlem anyway has had them fresh. And maybe even frozen--they've got large bags of many frozen veg.

          Fairway Market
          2350 12th Ave, New York, NY 10027

          Buon Italia
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            AdinaA Jul 14, 2011 10:39 AM

            Tried Fairway. They don't have frozen. Wish someone did, I'm not in Chelsea often. Guess I'll have to shell, blanch, and peel them myself.

            I wonder if other ethnic grocers (from almost any Mediterranean culture) might carry frozen ones?

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            pbjluver Jul 12, 2011 07:53 PM

            have you tried Trader Joe's or West Side Market?

            call and ask if you are lazy

            Westside Market
            2171 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

            Trader Joe's
            2075 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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              AdinaA Jul 13, 2011 04:35 AM

              Not too lazy to go shopping (I'm American; we shop) Just too lazy to shell volumes of fava beans.

              So, I though that if someone had spotted them...

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                AdinaA Jul 13, 2011 06:52 PM

                Tried Trader Joe's and West Side. They don't carry them.

                Trader Joe's
                142 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

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