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Fava Beans with Sweet Peppers

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 lb Unshelled fava beans
  • 1 lg -or-
  • 2 sm Sweet red peppers
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 (large) cloves; finely
  • -minced
  • 1/3 White wine
  • 1/4 ts Dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -pepper
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice


This is a lovely side dish and it's also good with pasta.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil while you remove the fava
beans from their pods.

Meanwhile, roast the red peppers over a gas flame or under a broiler,
turning until all sides are uniformly charred. Remove from the heat and
place in a paper or plastic bag until cool enough to handle. Remove all the
charred skin, rinse the peppers and pat dry. Slice into thin strips, then
cut the strips into 1 - or 2-inch lengths.

Blanch the fava beans for 30 seconds, no longer, drain, and transfer to a
bowl of cold water. Slip the beans out of their thick skins, and place in
a bowl.

Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed lidded skillet and gently saute the
garlic until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the fava beans and red peppers
and stir together over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the wine and
the thyme, cover, and turn heat to low. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes (they are
very good slightly crunchy and bright green; after they've cooked 5 minutes
their color dulls and they become quite soft). Add salt and freshly ground
pepper to taste, stir in the lemon juice, and serve.

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