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Lima Beans

The Lima Bean is a bean native to Southern and Central America. They get their name from when they were first exported, the boxes in which they were being carried had the words Lima-Peru written on them and hence they gained the name Lima Beans.

Lima beans vary in size but the most common is large, flat and white although they can be much smaller and green in colour. They can be used in bean salads, soups and stews.

Raw Lima beans contain linamarin which is a cyanogenic glucoside and poisonous; once they are cooked they become safe to eat. Dried beans should be soaked overnight and then cooked in boiling water until tender. Most time-pressed chefs buy lima beans in cans when they are pre-soaked and cooked. To get the best cooking experience from these beans it is wise to open them some time before you to intend to use them, wash the beans thoroughly under cold running water and then soak them in a large bowl of water. This helps remove the flavour of the soaking liquids and also the metallic taste the beans often pick up from being stored in the can.

Lima beans are also known as butter beans (especially in Britain).

Relevant Recipes for Lima Beans

Recipe Names

  1. Baked Steak And Lima Beans
  2. Baked Sweet Lima Beans
  3. Barbecued Baby Octopus With Giant Lima Beans In Vinaigrette
  4. Chicken With Lima Beans
  5. Chicken With Lima Beans C/P
  6. Chile Lima Beans With Fresh Dill (Dalna)
  7. Grilled Corn Salad With Lima Beans And Tomatoes
  8. Lima Beans
  9. Lima Beans - Schwenkfelder - Pennsylvania Dutch
  10. Lima Beans In Olive Sauce
  11. Luscious Lima Beans
  12. Pasta With Butternut Squash And Lima Beans
  13. Roasted Lima Beans
  14. Sauteed Fresh Lima Beans
  15. Scafata Of Lima Beans And Escarole
  16. Scafata Of Lima Beans And Escarole
  17. Summer Squash Stew With Pasta And Lima Beans

Recipe Ingredients

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  2. Arista Alla Porchetta
  3. Artichoke Ciambotta
  4. Azteca Hominy
  5. Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Tournedos With Summer Succotash
  6. Baked Bean Sausage Casserole
  7. Baked Limas In Chili Sauce
  8. Baked Steak And Lima Beans
  9. Baked Sweet Lima Beans
  10. Barbecued Baby Octopus With Giant Lima Beans In Vinaigrette
  11. Barbecued Beef And Beans
  12. Barley-Bean Soup
  13. Basic Cream Soup And Variations
  14. Batate Palya - Potato Curry W/ Lima Bean- Mangalore, India
  15. Bean 'n' Burger Pockets
  16. Bean Bean Bean Bake
  17. Bean Casserole
  18. Bean Casserole
  19. Bean Panache
  20. Bean, Barley And Mushroom Soup
  21. Beaumont Inn Burgoo
  22. Block Party Beans
  23. Brisket Of Beef With Beans
  24. Brunswick Stew
  25. Brunswick Stew
  26. Brunswick Stew
  27. Brunswick Stew
  28. Brunswick Stew (mixed game)
  29. Brunswick Stew (Chicken Or Rabbit)
  30. Brunswick Stew (Soup)
  31. Brunswick Stew - 1
  32. Brunswick Stew - 2
  33. Brunswick Stew C/P
  34. Brunswick Stew II
  35. Butter Bean-Broccoli Casserole
  36. Butter Beans With Smoked Turkey
  37. Calico Beans
  38. Canning Mixed Vegetables
  39. Canning Succotash
  40. Canning Vegetable Soup
  41. Canter's Fairfax Barley Bean Soup
  42. Canton Chicken And Vegetable Soup
  43. Cherokee Succotash
  44. Chicken & Lima Bake
  45. Chicken Brunswick Stew
  46. Chicken Wings Gumbo Style
  47. Chicken Wings Gumbo Style From Tony Burke
  48. Chicken With Lima Beans
  49. Chicken With Lima Beans C/P
  50. Chicken-Lima Dinner (Reduced Fat)
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