If you haven’t tried fresh lima beans, you’re in for a treat. They’re sweet and tender, much like peas straight from the pod, and so flavorful they don’t need a rich sauce.
Just stew them lightly and stir in a bit of frisee at the last minute. It takes a little time to shell the beans, but it’s worth it.
Check your local farmers market for fresh limas. Be sure to look for bright green plump pods. Fresh limas can be refrigerated in a plastic bag and stored for about one week.