Fava Beans in Garlic Bacon Cream
Works wonderfully as a vegetable side with lamb or pork!
2 cups Fava Beans, blanched and peeled
4 oz. pancetta bacon, diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, de-seeded and diced small
½ cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fava Beans Method: Shuck the Fava Beans from the pods.
- Drop the Fava Beans into boiling, salted water until they float, approximately 2 minutes. Strain and drop into iced water until cold. Peel the outer skin from the Fava Beans to expose to intense sweet green bean inside.
- In a large sauté pan, render the Pancetta and cook until golden. Add the garlic and heavy cream; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the Fava Beans, tomatoes and basil. Serve.