I decided to do an experimental dish for our big party and bought a few bags of frozen fava beans. They had been removed from the pods and I threw them into some boiling water and then removed them from their little shells. They are bitter as all heck!
I would like to just throw them away but my poor mother came over this afternoon and helped me get the house ready and shell all of these beans. So now I am faced with a rather large bowl of what I find to be pretty strong and almost nasty tasting beans (I love bitterness in broccoli rabe but find this overpowering in a different way, almost perfumey). Is there any way I can serve these to help counteract this taste? I have to serve them in some form. Thanks as always for your help!