Fava Bean Salad with Fennel and Radish
Lata uses Singing Brook cheese, an artisanal aged sheep's-milk cheese produced by Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Order it at blackberryfarm.com, or use pecorino Romano. To best gauge the doneness of the beans, Lata removes the tough outer skins with a paring knife first, before blanching. This can be tricky for cooks new to favas, so instead we remove the skins after blanching, which makes the job a little easier. If fava beans aren't available, Lata recommends substituting English peas. Or use edamame, as we did.
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FIG and The Ordinary, Charleston, SC