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Fava Beans - How can I improve?

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Fava Beans - How can I improve?

sarah galvin | | May 26, 2008 04:34 PM

I had fava beans for the first time this weekend. I bought them at the farmer's market. I prepared them properly but, is it an acquired taste? After removing the inner skin, I mashed them and mixed them with some mint pesto I had made. I used them for crostini. It was ok. And then I made a pasta with the fava bean/pesto mixture. This time I cooked the fava pesto a little more before adding the pasta. Do they require more cooking? They just seem 'raw' to me. I check their nutritional data and it is very good so I would like to enjoy them.

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