Fava Bean CrostiniBy Mable Tan • Jun 30th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking
Last night G. and I had Korean with friends – Hippy Girl, Medicine Boy (her husband) and Upcoming CEO. I hadn’t seen Hippy Girl and her husband for some time and so it was great to catch up with them after they had just spent a month in Europe.
One of the highlights of their trip was in Rome when they were at a segway park and spotted an amorous couple. They were, like, displaying full-on ‘affection’ in public. And at one point the guy lifted up the girl’s skirt and started spanking her bum. In Malaysia, people get jailed for just holding hands!
We were hooting with laughter and G. and I were especially amused by Hippy Girl’s observation. She even described the panties (red ones with white lace). We were easily a rowdy(iest) bunch at the restaurant because we were sent the bill twice (Time to Go people!).
G. and I have yet to go for our honeymoon and we were thinking of Italy. Not to spy on couples who make-out on park benches but to sample authentic Italian food. I wonder what sort of adventures we’ll be getting!
Fava (Broad bean) Crostini (Serves 4)
From La Tavola Marche
- 1 cup of double shelled (outer pod & inner shell removed) fresh fava or broad bean
- couple glugs of olive oil
- garlic clove, skinned, whole
- squeeze of lemon
- shaved parmesan
- salt & pepper
- baguette or crusty bread, sliced & toasted
- Throw the fava in a pan and cover with water and salt.
- Bring to a boil & lower to a simmer. Cook a couple of minutes until the fava are tender. Drain.
- Return the pan to the heat. Pour in a couple glugs of olive oil and the garlic clove. Fry the garlic until browned. Then discard garlic.
- Toss the fava into the pan & sautee for a minute or two. Then begin mashing with the back of a wooden spoon until you form a paste. If you need to add a bit of water, do so.
- Remove fava paste from heat & season with salt & pepper add a squeeze of lemon.
- Toast slices of good bread & rub warm fava mixture & top with shaved parmesan. You can drizzle a little really good quality extra virgin olive oil as well if you like.
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