Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lima Beans

Jeff was on vacation last week, and his wife is a member of the co-op at Brad's Produce. He asked us to pick up their share of vegetables for the week, and one of Tom's decisions was lima beans. We fixed them tonight, loosely based on a recipe from Tricia Yearwood.

Lima Beans

  • 2 quarts fresh lima beans, shucked
  • 1/2 teaspoon, heaping, salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Fill a large pot with water, add lima beans and salt. Boil 30 minutes, or until lima beans are tender.
  2. Drain lima beans, return to pot, add butter and pepper and stir.
Tom is a self-proclaimed lima bean expert (even though I have never seen him eat them in our twenty years of marriage), and he said they were the best lima beans he has ever eaten - but he wouldn't add more pepper. I, myself, am a lima bean virgin, and I thought they were good - with a little bit of added salt.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I've never had fresh lima beans! Your recipe looks good, though. Fun to try something new.