A very simple way to prepare fresh fava beans is to grill them in their pods. They take on a subtle, smoky flavor that is only improved by a few grilled lemon halves squeezed over the finished dish before serving. To eat, just tear open a pod (make sure not to burn yourself from the steam), take a fava bean, pinch the skin, and slide the bright green fava from its skin.
- In a large bowl, toss the fava bean pods with olive oil and salt.
- Place the lemon halves and beans in a single layer on your grill over medium heat. Grill for about 3 to 4 minutes until nicely charred in spots. Flip the fava beans and cook another 3 to 4 minutes. If the pods start to burn, move them to the cooler side of the grill to finish cooking.
- Transfer the charred lemon and fava beans to a serving plate. Sprinkle with togarashi or chile flakes.