Bountiful Basket: May 18, 2013
What’s in the basket today? All sorts of lovelies … and the whole pile for only $20!
Two heads of regular green leafy lettuce, a yam, some Roma tomatoes, butternut squash, four ears of yellow corn, cauliflower, two mangoes, honeydew melon, bananas and what the holy hell?? … FAVA BEANS?
I also ordered a case of apricots for an extra $20 and somehow failed to take a picture of them. (Weird, right???) They are perfect. I’ll share more about them later.
All of the produce looked great. Except, I have no idea what the FAVA to do with those beans. Some of the gals at the co-op were talking about how to prepare them and the consensus is that favas are like gigantic, hard lima beans. So, cook the heck out of them and then add them to something else. I have an idea to experiment with doing a hummus kind of thing but I might look for some other recipes first. Frankly, my only knowledge of fava beans is from “Silence of the Lambs” ala Hannibal Lecter, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
We do have a chianti sitting around … or do you have a better idea? Anyone have a FAVA-orite recipe? 🙂