I thought I didn't like Lima Beans..until now! When I was a kid my mom used to serve lima beans occassionally with dinner, they were usually soggy, gross things from a can or mixed in a box of frozen vegetables!
They grew very nicely and about the only difficult part is getting those little beans out of the pods!
|They didn't look like lima beans when I shelled them|
I do believe a big part of how good these taste was using fresh lima beans, so don't blame me if you use canned and get something soggy!
If you do use fresh beans, then you will need to get them ready before you mix up this recipe. We put our beans in a pot 1 to 3 ratio on beans to water, eg. 1 cup beans needs 3 cups water. Bring the water to boiling and then let the beans sit for 1-2 hours.
|After they had soaked they looked more like what I expected to see and they were much larger!|
I ate the beans still warm in the recipe and thought it was great. Haven't tried them cold, so will get back to you on that!
Lemony Lima Beans with Parmesan
1 cup fresh lima beans cooked
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp butter
1-2 fresh lemons
1-2 tbsp parmesan
Salt to taste
I like to add my ingredients to taste, so I add a little of each seasoning at a time, taste it, then modify as needed. I really liked the lemon on the beans, so I added much more than the original recipe called for.
I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart website at: http://www.marthastewart.com/315512/lemony-lima-beans-with-parmesan
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!