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  • Alice Waters Chilled Fava Bean Soup

    Posted by Administrator on March 19, 2012 in Soups

        2 pounds Fava Beans (about 1 cup shelled)
        ½ cup Stella Cadente Extra Virgin EVOO (edited by SC)
        1 medium onion, diced
        2 garlic cloves, sliced
        sea salt
        Black pepper in a mill
        4 cups light vegetable or chicken stock

    Shell the Fava Beans. Double shell if necessary. Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot until very soft and fragrant. Add the garlic, cook 2 minutes, and season generously with salt. Add the fava beans and onions, cook 2 minutes more and then add enough stock to cover the beans.

    Simmer until the fava beans are tender. Puree the mixture until smooth adding additional stock as necessary until you reach the proper consistency. Chill the soup, taste and season with salt and pepper. Dilute with additional stock if necessary. Ladle the soup into chilled bowls and drizzle with a thread of Stella Cadente EVOO (edited by SC).

    This Soup is also delicious hot if you don’t want to wait for it to chill!!!