Grilled Fava Beans

See the RecipeAnna Stockwell

Young, tender fava beans work best for this preparation; you can pop them right out of the grilled pods and eat them without having to peel them first.

Grilled Fava Beans
Young, tender fava beans work best for this preparation; you can pop them right out of the grilled pods and eat them without having to peel them first.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. fava beans in the pod
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 oz. Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Put favas into a large bowl, drizzle with 3 tbsp. oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill favas, turning occasionally, until charred and soft, about 6 minutes.
  3. Transfer favas to a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze lemon juice over the top. Season with salt and, using a peeler, peel thin strips of Parmesan over the top of favas. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.