Fava Bean And Salt Cod Salad Recipe

Step 1

Here, fava beans are paired with salt cod in a rich and filling salad. To complement the rustic flavors of this dish, serve with toasted garlic-rubbed baguette slices and a soft goat cheese.

Step 2

Soak the salt cod overnight in a large bowl of cold water. The next day, drain the cod, add fresh water and let soak for 2 hours. Drain, add fresh water and let soak 2 hours longer. The amount of soaking time needed to leach the salt from the fish will vary.

Step 3

Bring 4 cups of water to a shimmering simmer in skillet just large enough to hold the fish. Add the fish and poach until barely cooked through (it should flake easily), about 5 minutes. Do not boil. Remove fish and drain well, then flake it.

Step 4

Cook the favas in 4 cups boiling water until just tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.

Step 5

Combine the olive oil, thyme or savory, pepper and salt (if desired). Toss with the favas.

Step 6

Arrange equal portions of the dressed beans, flaked fish and chopped tomatoes on individual salad plates.

Serves 4.

PER SERVING: 285 calories, 21 g protein, 75 g fat (2 g saturated), 37 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 4 g fiber.

From the San Francisco Chronicle, 4/21/93.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; May 11 1993.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Ounces salt cod
  • 2 To 2 1/2 pounds young fava
  • -beans, shelled, peeled
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 2tb Chopped fresh thyme or
  • -winter savory
  • 1ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2ts Salt (optional)
  • 4 Ripe tomatoes, peeled,
  • -seeded and chopped (about
  • -1 cup)

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