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Fava Beans With Sun Dried Tomato Oil And Pancetta On Frisee

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Ingredients
For sun-dried tomato oil:
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dry packed sun dried tomatoes 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Fresh fava beans 1 Pound, shelled (Approximately 5 Pounds Unshelled)
  Sun dried tomato oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon zest 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (Extracted From 1 Fruit)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Finely chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped fresh oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Dry Packed Variety)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Thinly sliced bacon/Thinly sliced pancetta 1⁄4 Pound, thinly sliced and then cut into long, narrow strips
  Frisee head 1 , outer leaves discarded, washed and dried
  Grated asiago cheese 2 Ounce (Or Shaved, For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) Prepare sun-dried tomato oil heating olive oil till boiling point.
2) Put tomatoes in a heatproof container.
3) Transfer the hot oil over the tomatoes.
4) Keep aside for 3 to 4 days.
5) Strain the oil and reserve in a bottle.
6) Cover container tightly and store in a cool, dark place.
7) Keep sun-dried tomatoes in a jar and refrigerate.
8) The quantity would be approximately 2 cups oil. Pour off 1 /2 cup oil for salad.
9) If fava beans are not tender, boil them in water for approximately 5 minutes.
10) Drain out when the skin begins to pull and peel it off. Check the tenderness.
11) If not tender, boil for further 3 to 5 minutes till beans turn soft.
12) Drain beans again.
13) In a lid fitted large portable bowl mix sun-dried tomato oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, parsley, oregano and sun-dried tomatoes.
14) Add the warm beans and toss well.
15) Keep aside for 1 hour.
16) Sprinkle salt and pepper.
17) In a small skillet heat oil over medium heat and fry pancetta till crisp.
18) Take out pancetta from pan and place in paper towels to drain.
19) Let cool and then put in an airtight container.

SERVING
20) Alternately lay over the beans and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Salad
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Servings: 
6

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