Favas in Parsley Sauce

April 29, 2008

Favas in Parsley Sauce

Bechamel Sauce and its Partners

Steamed spring time vegetables covered with a quick
and classic French béchamel sauce make an easy and
delicious side dish. The technique for making this sauce
is fairly straightforward and there is plenty of room for
variation.

2 tablespoons butter (or oil)
About 2 tablespoons flour
1 cup liquid (milk, cream or soy milk, or stock)

Melt the butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan over low
heat. Sprinkle in flour and stir to combine. Cook,
stirring, for about 3 minutes. Slowly add liquid, stirring
quickly with a wire whisk or fork. Add any additional
ingredients and stir until sauce is thick and smooth. Add
more liquid if the béchamel becomes too thick. Remove
from heat and season with salt to taste.

Use this béchamel as a base for the following dish:

 

Favas in Parsley Sauce

Prepare fava beans. Make basic béchamel sauce, adding
chopped parsley along with salt, after sauce has been
removed from heat. Stir favas into the sauce and garnish
with more parsley to serve.

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