Yield: 4 Servings
|2½ pounds||Unshelled fava beans or-|
|2 smalls||Sweet red peppers|
|2 tablespoons||Olive oil|
|2 \N||(large) cloves; finely minced|
|⅓ \N||White wine|
|¼ teaspoon||Dried thyme|
|\N \N||Salt and freshly ground pepper|
|2 tablespoons||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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