Saturday, November 17, 2007

vicia faba

broad bean puree: remove approx 500g broad beans from their pods and drop them into a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water. cook till tender. drain and refresh with ice cold water. remove beans from their skins. transfer the beans to the bowl of a food processor. add 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and about a 1/4 tsp salt along with a small clove of crushed garlic. process till smooth then add 2 tbsp mint, 4 tbsp olive oil and black pepper to taste and a handful of parmesan cheese. process again, taste adjust lemon and seasoning before serving

"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti"
hannibal lecter

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