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Lima Beans with Aji Chiles

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Leek; white part only
  • -finely chopped
  • 2 Aji chiles; fresh, stems
  • -and seeds removed, minced
  • Serrano chiles as substitute
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1 tb Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Lima Beans; baby fresh,
  • -or frozen, thawed, 4cups
  • -do not use dried beans
  • 1/2 c Water; could use 1 cup
  • 1 tb Lemon Juice; fresh squeezed
  • 1 ts Lemon or Lime zest
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black Pepper; freshly ground


Saute the leek and ajis in 1 Tb of the butter and the olive oil for 30
seconds. Add the Lima beans, water, and the citrus juice; bring to a boil,
then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the
beans are tender.
Mix the 1 tb of butter with the citrus zest and the salt and pepper.
Drain the beans and add the butter mixture. Simmer for a minute and stir
to coat the beans.

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