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Fava beans fresh or frozen on the Upper West

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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.

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          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

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            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.

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

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