May 1st is known as Fava Day in some Portuguese kitchens, including those on the Azores island of Såo Michael, where this recipe originated. Goes well with a glass of wine or beer and some crusty, rustic bread. From Authentic Portuguese Cooking by Ana Patuleia Ortins.
1Heat 1/4 c. of the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until hot.
2Saute onion until soft, 2 or 3 minutes
3Add sausage slices and cook until they start to firm up, about 2 minutes.
4Stir in rest of olive oil, tomato, garlic, cilantro and paprika. cover tightly. Reduce heat and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes until tomatoes are combined with onions.Pour in the white wine, cover, and bring back to a simmer for a few minutes.
5Add unthawed fava beans (or other beans) Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes. If using gas stove, move pot back and forth across burner to "stir" without opening pot. Try similar maneuver with electric stove! Serve hot or at room temperature.