COOK'S TIP: If you're using broad beans, either fresh or frozen, it's really important to peel off their coats. Cover them in boiling water for a few minutes and they will come off very easily. The effort is worth it, as the beans look beautiful and taste delicious. However, if you are short of time, use soya beans. I don’t bother to cook either kind of bean, nor indeed the peas.
Recipe courtesy of Le Rouzet: An English Cook in France