Boil the fava beans in a small amount of salted water until tender-crisp. Meanwhile, prepare a sauce from a chopped mixture of anchovies, garlic, marjoram, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
Drain the beans and dress with sauce. Two variations: the fresh beans may be cooked in boiling salted water and then seasoned with chopped garlic, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper. The beans can also be dressed with a sauce made of chopped fresh chives, olive oil, salt and pepper.