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How to Shell Fava Beans

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Blanch Fava Beans
How to Shell Fava Beans

Blanching Fava Beans

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add enough salt so the water tastes as salty as the sea (this will help the beans stay green). Add fava beans, cook 1 minute, and drain.

Meanwhile, prepare a large bowl of ice water.

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