I'm not really sure what the difference between butter beans and lima beans is. I'm sure a bona-fide southerner could say. Anyway, I came into possession of a frozen pound of these babies, and was told they were butter beans. Having no idea what to do with them, I scoured the internet and came across this recipe. When my husband out of the blue told me last night, "Hey, those beans were really good!" I knew I had a hit.
Lima Beans/Butter Beans
1 pkg. frozen lima beans
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley or 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook covered, over a medium heat, stirring occasionally about 15-20 minutes.
If desired, drizzle with a little more olive oil before serving