Monday, August 18, 2014

My Dearest Lima Bean

Dear Lima Beans, 

I never really gave you a chance.  As a child, I thought you smelled like feet and you only existed in the frozen variety mixed in with carrots, corn and peas.  But I was wrong.  You have a rich buttery flavor and when cooked properly you don't smell like feet. I will never betray you and Shane, you were right.

Please accept my apology

A faithful Lima Bean Eater, 
Eizelle Eats Out. 

PS. Here is how I will cook you.   

 extra-virgin olive oil
salted butter
 fresh lima beans
garlic, minced
kosher salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper to taste
lemon zest and juice

Heat skillet to medium heat, add oil and butter. Then add lima beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 - 20 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and pepper, and lemon zest, saute a minute or two longer. Sprinkle with lemon juice
Serve with: Pasta, fresh tomatoes and grated Parmesan.

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