Moroccan Fava Beans

Fava Beans
Fresh Fava Beans

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 cups Fresh Fava Beans
  • 1 Tbs. extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, thinly sliced crosswise and separated into rings
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 cup Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup Raisins, roughly chopped

Method:
Bring the water to a boil, add the beans and reduce heat to medium. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain and refrigerate until well chilled. Slip the skins from the beans, discard the skins and set aside while preparing the sauce.
Warm oil in large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the ginger, allspice and turmeric; cook for 1 minute.
Add the orange juice and raisins; bring to a boil.
Stir in the beans. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender and the liquid thickens slightly.
Spoon over prepared quinoa, amaranth or millet.

Variations/Recommendations
Garnish with orange slices, if desired

Serves 7