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Fava Beans, Shrimp And Savory With Orecchiette Pasta

Type: Pasta, Vegetables
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 1/2 lbs 1135g / 40ozFresh fava beans in the pod
3 tablespoons 45mlOlive oil
2 teaspoons 10mlSlivered garlic
2 oz 56gPancetta - cut tiny dice
3/4 lb 340g / 11ozMedium-size shelled shrimp
1   Red chile flakes - big pinch
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped fresh savory
  (or 2 tbsps chopped fresh basil)
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozSeeded, diced ripe tomato
2 teaspoons 10mlGrated lemon zest
8 oz 227gDry orecchiette pasta - cooked al dente, and tossed with
  Olive oil
  Rich chicken, shellfish or vegetable stock - if desired
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Shaved Parmesan or Asiago cheese
  Savory or basil sprigs

Recipe Instructions

Remove beans from the pod and drop into boiling salted water for 1 to 2 minutes. Strain and immediately drop into ice-water to stop the cooking. When cool, drain and remove the tough bitter outer skin. Set beans aside.

Heat olive oil in a skillet and saute garlic over moderate heat until soft but not brown, add pancetta and saute 1 minute longer until translucent. Add shrimp, fava beans, chile flakes and savory and toss until shrimp just turn pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomato, lemon zest and pasta and toss to warm through. If mixture seems dry, add a little stock. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with shavings of cheese and savory or basil sprigs.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

COOKING RIGHT with John Ash - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CR-9680 broadcast 12-07-1996) - Downloaded from their Web-Site -


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