Fava Beans grow in a pod like peas and green beans,
but they have an additional inner peel around each bean.
This peel is edible and in some smaller beans it’s
not worth taking off. To prepare the beans, shuck the
beans from the pod, then bring a pot of water to a boil,
cook the beans for about 30 seconds. Remove them from
the water, let them cool and then the peel is easily
removed from the bean inside.
Fava beans are great sautéed with other vegetables
or tossed in a dish with pasta or rice. Cook them completely
in salted water and then puree, like hummus with olive
oil, garlic and lemon juice.
Use fava beans within a 4-5 days of receiving them.
If not used right away, they can be shucked and peeled,
then freeze for use later.