Fresh Fava Beans With Young Pecorino Cheese


4 pounds Fresh, young unshelled fava beans
1 pound Young, fresh sheeps milk ch
2 Fresh lemon wedges
to taste Freshly-ground black pepper
to taste Course sea salt
1 loaf coarse Italian bread with a good crust


Shell the favas and discard pods. Drop beans into boiling salted water and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water. Drain again and remove tough outer skin from each bean. Place beans in a bowl.
Serve with slices of good fresh cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, a drop or two of lemon juice, freshly-ground pepper and a few grains of salt on a slice of good peasant bread !


Note: A cheese such as Pecorino Dolce, Fiore Sardo or American Bellweather Farms fresh ricotta or young Pecorino. Do not use an aged grating cheese like Pecorino Romano.


6.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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