Santorini Fava with Shrimps
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Fava Santorinis
  • 2 cups Fava
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper
For the Shrimps
  • 400 gr. / 14 oz. shrimps
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers (I used Florina peppers which are sweet), sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tomato, mushed to become puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup sweet wine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Fava Santorinis
  1. In a deep pot place the fava along with the water, the whole onion, whole garlic clove, salt and pepper in medium/high heat and bring to boil.
  2. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium/low and simmer until the fava becomes mushy with crumbles.
  3. Remove from fire and either in the multi or with a hand mixer mush it and make it a puree.
For the Shrimps
  1. While the fava is cooked let us make the shrimps.
  2. In a pan in medium heat add the 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Add the onions and peppers and sauté for 4 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium low and let the onions and peppers caramelize.
  5. This should take about 20 minutes.
  6. Increase the heat to medium high and add the garlic sauté for a minute and then pour the wine.
  7. Sauté until it remains half of the quantity of the wine and then pour the tomato, the herbs, sugar, salt and pepper and shrimps.
  8. Cook for 5 minutes and then remove from fire.
  9. Serve the fava and above it the shrimps pouring on top some of the sauce.
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