Shelling favas are a pleasure. Simply run a knife down the back vein of the pod and pop them open with your fingers. Inside you will find five or six little treasures the size of a thumbprint lying on a fuzzy lining. For me, to crack open and discover the green-hinted beans inside their cozy pods is the ultimate, seasonal way to get in touch with your edibles.
Our fava bean mash is the star of this dish. Any protein will do, although seafood is a beautiful way to compliment the simplicity of favas. They are short-lived, so peep your farmer’s market and snatch up a bundle of beans before you blink and the barrel of starlets are gone!
Written By: Ashley Schleeper
Styling Assistant: Hannah Schmitz