Christmas Lima Beans
OK, this post is for Dori.
I have to admit, I didn't make this dish on Christmas Day. I made so many vegetarian appetizers and vegetables, and as my vegan guests didn't make it, I decided to skip in on the day.
However, I did use the delicious Christmas limas in this dish with garlic, mushrooms, and spinach.
I soaked the beans overnight until they were twice their previous size. I parbolied them for 15 minutes, unitl they were al dente. I then cooked cremini mushrooms in butter (olive oil if you're a vegan) with 2 cloves of crushed garlic and some marsala. I then added the beans and baby spinach, along with another crushed garlic clove and some extra butter/olive oil. I topped mine with some Mt Tam cheese, but they would have been very good without the cheese if you're a vegan. I planned to serve this in a filo pastry dough, but messed up on the defrosting time. I'm sure it would have been incredible in a filo pastry base, but it was still awfully good without it. The Christmas Lima beans definitely had a chestnut flavor and texture. Delicious!