Call me a dork, but I'm sorta excited that my friend Sam invited me to join her e-mail recipe exchange.
Yes, I realize it's a chain letter, but at least there is no financial scam involved. The goal is to get lots of new recipes, which sounds like fun to me.
Here's the deal:
You email a favorite, easy recipe to the first person on the list, move the second person up, put your email address in their place, and then send the email out to 20 or so of your friends. If no one breaks the chain, you’re supposed to get 20 recipes sent back to you.
I quickly sent out my recipe for my new go-to recipe Orecchiette with Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts.
Most of my friends e-mailed back immediately politely declining. Apparently, these e-mail recipe exchanges are quite popular and they've already received a ton of these requests. But, it's a novelty for me since nobody has ever asked me before -- until now, I wouldn't have had a recipe to contribute.
Luckily, a couple of people have taken pity on me and though they declined to officially participate, they've passed on some fave recipes.
Here is one I'm looking forward to trying:
Terry's Ful Mudammas (Broad Beans in Sauce)
• 2 cans (15-ounce each) cooked fava beans
• 6 cloves garlic, or to taste
• 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
• 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 1/2 Tablespoons parsley, minced
1. Press the garlic cloves through a garlic press into a medium bowl.
2. Mash the garlic and salt together.
3. Next, add the lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley to the garlic mixture and combine thoroughly.
4. Drain the beans well, rinse, and put beans into a large pot over low heat.
5. Add garlic mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine thoroughly.
6. Serve warm with the garnishes arranged on a platter.
In fact, I'm heading out now to buy some fava beans. I'll let you know how it goes.
And I promise not to send out anymore e-mail chain letters! I don't want to test the bonds of friendship any further.