Submitted by: Jessica Cunha
Original Credit: Grow, Eat, Cook by Willi Galloway
Serves 4 as a side dish
- 2 lbs fava beans in their pods
- olive oil
- sea salt
Bring a grill to medium heat. Wash the fava bean pods, place on a large tray, and drizzle olive oil over them until they are well coated. Sprinkle with salt and place directly on the grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until the pods are blistered and black in spots, 6-8 minutes. To check if the beans are ready, split a pod open and pop the beans out of their skins – perfectly cooked beans will be tender and buttery, not crunchy or mushy. Sometimes the bean skins become quite tender and they can be eaten whole, no peeling required.