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    Posted: 22 March 2013 at 14:07
RECIPES tell a story, and in the case with Classic Greek gastronomy, they tell the story of time honored traditions, and more recently, bountiful creativity.
 
Here is a classic simple Greek glory ... very common in  the island of Santorini, Crete and in Peloponnesse.
 
Classic Fava ( Classic Greek Yellow Split Peas )
 
225 GRAMS OR 1/2 POUND RINSED YELLOW SPLIT PEAS OR FAVA IN MEDITERRANEAN
 
*** Foto: Finished dish below ...
 
CHICKEN STOCK HOME MADE  -  5 CUPS ( 1,250 ml. )
 
SALT TO TASTE
 
FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER TO TASTE
 
EVOO ( 1/4 CUP - 60 ML. )
 
RED ONION COARSELY CHOPPED OR GREEN SCALLION FINELY SLICED ( 2 )
 
2 LEMONS SLICED
 
1) sort the split peas and rinse
 
2) place the peas in a medium size pot with the stock, and bring to boil and simmer covered over low flame for 1 hour or until the split peas are tender, and have disintegrated into a pureèd
texture
 
3)  stir the peas to keep from sticking and remove from heat and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cover with a kitchen towel for 15 minutes ( off stove ) 
 
4) before serving:  mix in the Evoo, with an electric hand mixer if you wish, and serve with the chopped scallions or red onion on top as garnish and serve with lemon wedges and oven warm pita or flatbread 
 
FINISHED FAVA DIP ...  
 
 
enjoy;
margaux. 
 
YIELD: 6 MEZE SERVINGS  
 
 
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Is there any reason I cannot use green split peas? That's all I see around here.
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Mark,

OF COURSE YOU CAN USE GREEN SPLIT PEAS ...
 
 
We have both colors in Mediterranean ... I have some Greek friends, who brought them as a little gift for me ... and used them ... We lived in Greece from 1992 - 1995 ... I have had both varieties ...
 
Enjoy, very healthy ...
Margaux.
 
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Nice and classic way to serve fava Margi 

Another idea is to serve it with browned and caramelized onions. 
And with sea food..like octopus and shrimps.

I like this meze dish and fava is also named the 'gold of Greece' because of its color, and because back in the old days they used to consume it a lot (as fava soup), together with beans and lentils. 


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Good morning. Thank you.. I love Fava with Langoustines and Octopus .. I have had as Meze on our trips .. Phenomenal .. Great idea to caramelize the onions ! Shall definitely give it a try .. Have to go get Fava Monday ..
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I can see this with sauteed shrimp and scallops! I can taste it already!
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Yes, Mark ... It is very common in Santorini, Peloponnesse, and Crete Greece ... and by the way; Yellow Split Peas are more common in Santorini ...
 
I have had this as a Meze with:  sea urchin, langoustines and braised tender baby octopus ... All wonderful; and in baked artichokes stuffed with the Fava bean pureèd ...
 
It is also wonderful for dinner entertaining; Meze:  taramasalata, hummus, babaghanuj, Fava and dolmades and tzatziki, with pita or flatbread ...
 
Have nice wkend.
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