Bucatini with Fava Beans and Guanciale

Bucatini with Fava Beans and Guanciale
Photo by Gentl & Hyers


  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more for garnish
  • ½ cup diced guanciale or pancetta
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 lbs. large, starchy fava beans, shucked (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus leaves for garnish
  • Pecorino Romano, for grating at the table
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 lb. fresh or high-quality dried bucatini
    • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Bring a large pan of generously salted water to a boil over medium-high heat and blanch the shucked fava beans for 30 seconds. Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with ice and cold water to stop the cooking. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the beans, removing the outer skin. Refill the...

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