Who’s taken the June Challenge yet? I did! I got fava beans in the produce box last week, and I shelled them, blanched them, removed the second shells, and cooked them up with a ton of olive oil, garlic, herbs, red pepper flakes, salt, beet greens, and cherry tomatoes, deglazed with a little white wine, and served the whole mess over polenta.
It was delicious, oily and salty and garlicky and rich. Fava beans are lightly earthy, and are totally satisfying to chew, so big they’re like a cross between a regular bean and a vegetable.
Now it’s your turn! Try a new food in June! And share!