Orechiette with Favas, Fresh Garlic and Sweet Basil -- all using produce I picked with @kongthao03 up at the farm!
There's something really awesome about pulling things out of the ground, never putting them in a refrigerator, and then cooking them the same day. Bacon or guanciale would be great in here too.....but I didn't have any.
First, take favas out of their pods. Then blanch 🦊 in salted, boiling water for a couple minutes, drain, and shock in ice ❄️water.
Next, shuck the favas from their outer skins (this should be super easy now) and set aside the tender, inner fava beans. You can now discard the pods and skins...or you can buy #onvegetables and read @chefjeremyfox's trick for using every last part of the favas!
Meanwhile, put a pot of salted water on to boil (or use the fava water) slice the garlic, and sautée in olive oil, seasoning with salt as you go, and add in some fresh chiles or chile flakes if you desire (turn off heat if they're fully ready). Cook pasta until al dente, reserve some salty, starchy pasta water, drain pasta.
Now warm favas in the pan , add pasta, season with salt and pepper. Finish with a squeeze of lemon 🍋 juice, pecorino romano, olive oil and basil. Eat!
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