lima beans with aji chiles

Categories
Vegetables
Ecuador
Yield
4 Servings
MeasureIngredient
Leek; white part only finely chopped
Aji chiles; fresh, stems and seeds removed, minced
  Serrano chiles as substitute
2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 pounds Lima Beans; baby fresh, or frozen, thawed, 4cups do not use dried beans
½ cup Water; could use 1 cup
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice; fresh squeezed
1 teaspoon Lemon or Lime zest
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon 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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