Lima Beans with Aji Chiles
A scrumptious side dish made with aji chiles, fresh lima beans and a variety of spices. 48
white part only, finely chopped
fresh, stems and seeds removed, minced (serrano chiles as substitute)
baby fresh, or frozen, thawed, (4cups) do not use dried beans
could use 1 cup
or lime zest
Sauté 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 tablespoon 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.