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Fava Beans and Peas

2 cups fresh or frozen fava beans
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves -- minced
1 tablespoon fresh anise -- chopped
salt & pepper -- to taste

In a heavy pot, heat the olive oil and add the salt & garlic & saut? for a few minutes. The temperature should be about medium high. Add the anise & stir to mix.

Add the fava beans and mix well. Add salt, pepper & water; cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Turn down the heat & let steam cook until tender. Add the peas; stir to mix well.

Cover again & steam until the peas are done, about ten minutes. Adjust salt & pepper & serve.:

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