Fava Bean Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche and Thyme Olive Oil

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March 13, 2017

Recipe by Snixy Kitchen


Fava Bean Soup

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

½ cup chopped shallot from 1 large or 2 small shallots

2¼ cups shelled and peeled fava beans from 3.5 lbs fava beans in pods (Or 2¼ cups frozen peeled fave beans)

½ cup shelled English peas from ⅓ lb English peas in pods

½ lb new potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces (any small firm potatoes will do!)

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth

4 sprigs fresh thyme

½ cup milk

¼ cup cream

2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼-½ teaspoon salt, to taste

Thyme Olive Oil

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 sprigs fresh thyme

Lemon Crème Fraîche

¼ cup crème fraîche

4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


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