Fresh Fava Beans with Pecorino Cheese

Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 pounds fresh, young unshelled fava beans
  • 1 pound young, fresh sheep's milk cheese, such as pecorino dolce, pecorino, or fresh ricotta
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon wedges
  • Fresh ground pepper and coarse sea salt
  • Italian bread with a good crust, such as ciabatta
Directions

Shell the favas and discard pods. Drop beans into boiling salted water and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water. Drain again and remove tough outer skin from each bean. Place beans in a bowl.

Serve with slices of good fresh cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, 1 to 2 drops of lemon juice, freshly ground pepper and a few grains of salt along with a slice of good crusty peasant bread.


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