Easiest Way to Prepare Delicious Broiled Fava Bean Pods

Broiled Fava Bean Pods. Whole roasted fava beans: Toss clean whole fava pods with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with mint or cilantro, lemon juice, and salt. We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us.

Broiled Fava Bean Pods As delicious as fava beans are, it's a pain in the you-know-what to get them shelled, blanched, and peeled in order to eat a single bean. But Sophie Brickman at the San Francisco Chronicle says we can forget all that. She has a much simpler method. You can cook Broiled Fava Bean Pods using 5 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Broiled Fava Bean Pods

  1. It’s 1 1/2 lb of whole fava bean pods (around 20).
  2. You need 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or more to taste.
  3. It’s 1/2 tsp of fresh dill.
  4. Prepare 1 pinch of red chile flakes to taste.
  5. You need 1 tsp of lemon zest (optional).

Brickman's advice is to toss the whole fava beans, still in their pod, in olive oil and roast them in the oven until tender. Trim the stem end of the fava bean pods, pulling down the seam to remove the string. Wash thoroughly in a large bowl of fresh water, renewing the water once or twice as necessary. Dry the fava bean pods in a dish towel and put them in a large baking dish.

Broiled Fava Bean Pods instructions

  1. Wash beans and pat dry. Place on cooking tray. Lightly brush with olive oil and add salt to taste..
  2. Broil on high, being careful to watch as they blacken and steam the inner beans..
  3. Remove, rotate and turn as necessary to have even steaming and blackening..
  4. Place on plate and garnish with dill and chile pepper flakes..
  5. The beans easily remove from the skins. Like when peeling the fava bean, you can easily open. The pods were tender and tasty! Add 1/4 lemon zest if desired..

In the markets, fresh fava beans can be available from March until June. Canned, frozen, dry, as well as salted and roasted beans also available in the stores. While buying, look for fresh, just mature, even shaped, green color beans. Avoid yellow pods as they may indicate overmature, dry, and bitter seeds. The first step in preparing fava beans is to remove this pod.