This post is dedicated to the awesome fava bean shoots @windattack left behind from an epic PDX pms weather farmers market trip during his Portland visit. Fava bean shoots and their blossoms are delicate - slightly sweet but still maintaining a bean flavor. Since they are a farmers market delicacy, I wanted to cook them as minimally as possible, so I did a quick sauté in extra virgin olive oil. The sel gris has a mineral attribute which makes for a subtle contrast with the sweet shoots. The olive oil and hemp seeds play up the sweetness. They were delicious. Props to the Wind Attack.
Fava Bean Shoots with Olive Oil, French Sel Gris and Hemp Seeds
1 bunch of fava bean shoots, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
3-4 Tbsp. fruity extra virgin olive oil
French sel gris
In a skillet, head 2 Tbsp olive oil on medium. When the oil is hot, add the fava bean shoots and a pinch of salt and stir fry them until they are just wilted (much less than a minute - about 30 seconds). Plate the shoots, sprinkle with hemp seeds and drizzle more olive oil on top.