Ah, the humble lima bean. Did you ever cook fava beans? What a pain in the neck. I love limas, especially in succotash. But the other day I got the idea of stewing them with some jalapeno peppers. I took a route unusual for me: I used some canned jalapenos (not pickled, although that might be interesting). They are not as spicy as fresh and, since they're going to be stewed, you might not know in the end that they came out of a can.
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
1 16 oz bag frozen limas, thaw them
1/2 cup chicken stock
6 oz can jalapenos
salt and pepper to taste
cilantro for garnish
hot sauce for garnish (optional)
This is super easy. Heat the butter and oil Add the beans and stock and cook at a low simmer for 20 minutes. Add the jalapenos, salt and pepper and continue to simmer for 10 more minutes. Serve up with cilantro and hot sauce. This is true comfort food.