Favas, Green Beans, Peas and Zucchini Ribbons

Before cooking, fresh fava beans must first be shelled, or removed from their pods. Unless they have been picked while still quite young and small, the skin that covers each shelled bean is thick and tough, and the beans must be skinned before eating. To remove the skins, drop the shelled beans into boiling water, drain and let cool. Using a small knife, pierce the skin of each bean opposite the end where it was attached to the pod and squeeze lightly. The bean will pop free of its skin.
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martawillcox
,London, UK
August 1, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
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Tasty, yet labour intensive
August 1, 2012
Especially if you're preparing the recipe from in-the-pod produce, this recipe is very labour intensive.
The result is delicious, fresh and light. It would be perfect for a potluck salad or as a light lunch.
I didn't have fresh basil so substituted dried oregano, parsley, and rosemary. Very nice!
Pros: Good Value, Healthy, Appearance, Impressive
Cons: Complicated, Lengthy