Tagliatelle with Fava Beans, Zucchini and Basil
- 15 to 20 fava beans
- 1 medium zucchini , cut into half moons
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 large handful of basil , chopped
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano cheese
- 2 cups Tagliatelle pasta or any other shape of pasta
- salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. When boiling add pasta and cook until tender but noth mushy.
While water is coming to a boil, remove fava beans from pods and place in a small pot in about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil and steam for about 5 minutes or until favas are tender. Remove from water. Score the skin of the fava beans and squeeze out the beans from their skin. Place in a medium bowl.
Heat a medium skillet and add about 2 tbsp of olive oil. When hot, add zucchini and salt to taste and fry until golden on both sides, about 12 minutes. Add to bowl with fava beans.
Add garlic and basil to favas and zucchini and when pasta is ready add it to the bowl. Add the cheese, butter and remaining tablespoon of olive oil as well as salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot!