Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The next several weeks will be full of fava bean splendor. Fava beans are very easy to grow. One can almost just throw them out the window and three months later harvest. California is in a serious drought these days but our beans were only irrigated by the limited rainfall we did have. Fava beans can be a little involved in their preparation. The beans need to be peeled out of their pod. There is a membrane on these seeds that can be removed by a quick blanching with salted water. They are then ready for seasoning for many dishes. I like salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A steak accompanied by fava beans is a spring treat that I love.