Sunday, July 10, 2011

CSA Cooking: Fava Bean Piccata

Fava beans, made famous by a very non-vegan movie quote:  "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti." I've never eaten fava beans but always enjoy the big-beaned meatiness of butter beans, another sizeable legume. I recently bought some dry fava beans in hopes of making The PPK's Lemon Garlic Fava Beans This week the CSA brought some gorgeous red onions, and I had zucchini and garlic scapes still around from last week. I'm a big fan of the PPK chickpea piccata, and this recipe is quite similar. 

The only substitutions were a large zucchini diced into half moons instead of the mushrooms and sliced scapes instead of green onions for garnish. We ate this with some crusty farmers' market bread after a long day of tubing on the Gunpowder River. I think the leftovers are even better today. 

Lazy River, Maryland.