Valleybrink Road | Recipes | Favas + Peas with Lemon and Mint | Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for finishing 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 cup shelled fava beans 1 cup fresh peas 1/3 cup water sea salt black pepper fresh mint (a tablespo.

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Favas + Peas with Lemon and Mint
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Spring has sprung in this dish! Fava beans, peas, mint, lemon...all the bright, fresh flavors of spring in one dish. A perfect pairing with fish or chicken on a Sunday afternoon. 

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Fava beans are a lot of work. First you need to get them out of the pod. Then, you either need to shell them raw or blanch them and peel them. I shelled these fava beans raw, peeling back the outer layer to get to the bright green fava underneath. 

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Once you have shelled all your fava beans you can begin the recipe. 

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In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil on medium. Add the onion and garlic, stir to coat, and cook until the onion becomes translucent.  

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Next, add the peas, favas, water, a good pinch of sea salt, and some black pepper . Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Cooking time will vary depending on the freshness of the beans. It could be anywhere from 10-20 minutes. So, stir and taste from time to time until the favas and peas are tender. If the pan starts to get dry, feel free to add some water if necessary. 

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Once the favas and peas are done, remove the pan from the heat. Add the juice from one lemon and a handful of chopped fresh mint. Add a drizzle of fresh olive oil to finish. Stir and taste. Season with sea salt and black pepper. 

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Enjoy!

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Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for finishing
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup shelled fava beans
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1/3 cup water
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • fresh mint (a tablespoon or so worth)
  • 1 lemon