Fava Beans Without a Fine Chianti

Real Estate Agent

After a morning swim, and a little gardening in my yard, I entered my kitchen, hungry.

One thing I enjoy this time of year, is finding fresh Fava beans and freshly harvested garlic at my local Farmers Market. Together with Andouille sausage, they made for a delightful lunch today.

It was simple putting it together. After chopping a few bulbs of the garlic and extracting the Fava beans from their pods, I sautéed them in a little olive oil, with salt and pepper. While the skillet was doing its thing, I put sliced coins of Andouille sausage on a baking sheet and broiled in the oven.

I shared a quarter of a bottle of Dos Equis Amber with the skillet containing the Fava beans and garlic, covered, and allowed the beans to steam to tenderness.

In last moments, I added the sausage into the skillet with the beans and garlic, so flavors could all become acquainted with one another.

Coupled with a few slices of toasted olive bread, it was a nice treat. One, I think Hannibal Lecter, in Silence of the Lambs would have enjoyed. . .Even without a fine Chianti!

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Comments (29)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - It is time to get some olive bread!  This looks like a delicious meal.

Apr 07, 2022 06:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Thanks everybody, for you comments!  I had a busy day, but have enjoyed hearing what you had to say!

Apr 07, 2022 08:02 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Myrl Jeffcoat thank you for sharing a delicious Fava Beans without fine chianti.

Apr 07, 2022 08:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your lunch really looks good. I will share your post with Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Apr 08, 2022 07:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

I love fava beans but we don't have them all that often. This sounds like a dish well worth trying for dinner...WITH Chianti! I'm inspired.


Apr 08, 2022 04:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Apr 09, 2022 05:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm sure that taste as good as it looks in the picture. Thank you for sharing Myrl 🙂

Apr 09, 2022 05:37 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yum Myrl, I should of made plans to visit you and have this dish to share with you.  Make it a great day!


Apr 10, 2022 08:59 AM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 www.ReverseLoansInColorado.com

You certainly put as much thought into the description (which had as all drooling) as you did the prep and cooking of ingredients (which made us all jealous!) I could lie and say I'm going to give that a try, but I don't even know what a FAVA bean is, nor have I wanted to harvest anything since my grandparents sold their farm when I was 6! But it looks (and sounds) very yummy!

Apr 11, 2022 12:21 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

This brought back memories Myrl Jeffcoat. I haven't had fava beans since I was a kid on my grandparents dairy.  My grandmother always had a huge garden and she used to grow fava beans.  She usually made her fava beans with linguica.

Apr 12, 2022 11:48 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Farmer's markets... farm to table is a beautiful thing Myrl Jeffcoat !

Apr 15, 2022 03:08 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

All  of your description, the ingredients, and that mouth-watering photo makes for a really delicious meal Myrl!

Apr 18, 2022 04:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 18, 2022 05:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Chef Myrl Jeffcoat - between your healthy eating and regular swimming I can understand why you look younger than me! Cheers to happy living and a long and healthy life!


Apr 19, 2022 07:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 02, 2022 05:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I could stare at that plate for a very long time; it is such a wonderful presentation Myrl 🙂

May 04, 2022 09:54 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl, Dr Lechter would not approve not having Chianti, just my two cents:)))Endre

May 07, 2022 10:56 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dr Lecter is still a most memorable character with or without the fava beans or the Chianti!

May 10, 2022 08:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, sure looks like a wonderful and healthy lunch after your morning activities.

May 29, 2022 07:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I'm so inspired to give this a whirl, Myrl! This looks amazing and it's been SO long since we had fava beans!

Jun 11, 2022 06:04 PM