Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Add the fava beans and cook until tender. Drain the beans and let cool, then peel.
Melt the butter in a pan over low heat and cook shallots until translucent. Add the fava beans and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper and Parmesan. Transfer the beans to a serving bowl and serve.
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