Chu's 'Bay Area People'
KTVU Channel 2 May 22, 2010
Ch 36 May 23, 2010
Dan Avakian, The Produce Man, shares his love
of fresh fruits and vegetables of the season. Although
the rainy season continues, fresh local vegetables and
fruit are bountiful. Dan also shows us how to make a simple
fava bean and English pea with asparagus salad.
Recipe by Dan Avakian And Gregg
2 lb Fava Beans
lb English Peas
1 bunch Asparagus
1 head Treviso or Radicchio (julienne)
3 each Garlic Chives or Spring Garlic
1 ea Vidalia or Sweet White Onion (julienne)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (on the show I used Zorba’s Premium from
1 Lemon (juiced)
1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Chervil (optional)
fava beans and English peas. Bring 4 qt salted water
to a boil. Blanch fava beans and peas separately in boiling
water for 30 seconds and immediately transfer to an ice
bath. Drain and set aside.
Remove woody end of asparagus and discard. Chop green ends into ½ inch
pieces and set aside. Finely dice garlic chives, set aside.
Set a 10-inch sauté pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of the olive oil
to the pan. Add the garlic chives, onions and asparagus and sauté for
3 minutes. Add the fava beans and peas and continue sautéing for 3 more
minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and season to taste with the
lemon juice, left over olive oil, salt a pepper.
Season Treviso with olive oil, salt and pepper, and arrange on platter. Place
vegetable on top and garnish with chervil.
As seen on BAY AREA PEOPLE, May 22 & May 23, 2010 KTVU Channel 2 Oakland,
Recipe Collaboration - Dan "the Produce