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Simple Fava Beans

05 May

3 pounds unshelled fava beans
4 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves green garlic, minced
1 teaspoon marjoram, crumbled
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


1. Shell the beans. Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion, garlic and stir until soft. Add the beans and just enough water to cover. Add the marjoram, cover and cook for about 7-10   minutes, or until the beans are tender.

2. Drain, saving the liquid, and pop the skin off the beans. Put in a warm oven.

3. Return the liquid to the pan, turn the heat on high, and reduce the liquid to about ½ cup. Season to taste. Pour over the beans and serve.

Serves 4

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