Purée of fava beans with grilled mackerel fillets and sautéed cherry tomatoes
4 x 120g cans Rio Mare Grilled Mackerel Fillets in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
250g dried shelled fava beans
150g Datterini tomatoes
1 laurel leaf
1 clove garlic
50g extra virgin olive oil
a little oregano
salt and pepper to taste
a few basil leaves
1. Wash the fava beans in a bowl with plenty of water, drain well and place them in a pot with the laurel leaf. Fill a pot with water (enough to cover the beans) and bring to a boil. Skim the scum from the surface of the simmering water and cook over a low flame for at least one hour.
2. Sauté the sliced garlic in a frying pan with the olive oil until golden brown. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and sauté well for a few minutes. Season with the salt, basil and oregano. Remove from the flame and set aside.
3. Remove the fava beans which will have almost disintegrated and mash well with a fork. Season with salt.
4. Arrange the fava bean purée on four individual plates, add the grilled mackerel fillets, top with the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with a little freshly ground pepper.