Fava beans and peas

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Fresh or frozen fava beans
1 cup Fresh or frozen peas
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 small Slice salt pork rind removed
2 \N Garlic cloves; minced
1 tablespoon Fresh anise; chopped
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste
\N \N ;Very small amt. of water (about a handful)

Mince the salt pork. In a heavy pot, heat the olive oil and add the salt pork. Saute until just golden. Add garlic and saute for a few minutes. The temperature should be about medium high. Add the anise (fennel can be used) and stir to mix all. Add the fava beans and mix well. Add salt, pepper and water; cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Turn down the heat and let steam cook until tender. This doesn't take too long, but I've never timed it so I am only guessing at about ½ hour time. Add the peas; stir to mix well. Cover again and steam until the peas are done--about ten minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste and serve with pork chops or steak.

Ferrell wrote: "We love this. And, definitely, fava beans are not just stock feed...In some Italian deli's and specialty stores, dried roasted fava beans can be bought. You eat them just like shelled sunflower seeds. Yum!"

From: dmferrell@... in rec.food.recipes. Formatted by Cathy Harned.

Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 10-24-94

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