Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Favas 'N' Fish
Save Recipe Print
Dried Fava Beans with Bitter Greens: Fave e Cicoria
Total:
13 hr 30 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
13 hr 30 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Drain the fava beans and place in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover the beans. Cover the pot, and cook over medium-high heat. Skim the foam that rises to the top once the water boils. Once there is no more foam, add a generous pinch of salt and cook the beans, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, or until they have dissolved into the water and have taken the consistency of clotted cream. You may have to add more boiling water to keep beans from scorching. Using a hand-held electric mixer, beat in 1/4 cup olive oil and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.

While the beans cook, rinse the greens in water, then place them in a large saucepan over high heat and cook them, in the water that clings to their leaves, adding a little more water, if necessary, to prevent scorching. Once they are very tender, remove from the pan to a strainer and squeeze out excess water. Place in a serving dish and toss with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve the greens and fava puree together with the bread.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fiesta Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Senate Bean Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Red Beans and Rice

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

String Bean and Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Brett Fava Beans

Recipe courtesy of Team Purple Reign

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.