Limas getting the limelight!
|or rather, the limalight (nudge nudge....)|
I thought to myself, "I haven't had a Lima in a long time." I still liked them and lamented the fact that I have not been eating them on the reg.
Thank you so much for dinner Dan and Kelly, and thanks for leading me to the Lima bean for this post.
Before we go any further, I have a confession to make. The first time that I tried to cook these Lima beans, I messed it up. I did not follow the directions on the back of the package and it was not pretty. I left the kitchen, frustrated, and went back to the store and bought another bag of beans. No Lie.
I made two dishes with my correctly cooked Limas, and if you are going to cook these at home you will need a 1 pound bag of baby Lima beans. Follow the directions on the back of the package; save yourself trip back to the store and $1.42.
Let's get cooking!
Lima Bean Ravioli
- 2 cups cooked Lima Beans
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3T fresh parsley
- 2T olive oil
- 1 1/2t black pepper
- 1t anchovy paste
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- Won-ton wrappers
- 1 egg, plus 2t water
How to fill a ravioli
|Place a small amount in the middle of the wrapper|
|Brush two adjacent sides with egg wash|
|Fold into a triangle, and don't trap any air inside.|
|Fold over the middle to make a Pop's hat.|
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the ravioli for about 5-7 minutes and serve!
I made a quick sauce while my ravioli were boiling. It was just 2T butter, 1 1/2T flour, 3/4 cup of store bought marinara, and 2 egg yolks. Melt the butter with the flour and sauce on medium heat. Stir in 3T of heated sauce into the yolks, and then add back to the sauce on the stove. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened. I also topped my ravioli with a little bit of bacon.
Lima Bean Salad
- 3 cups cooked Lima Beans
- 1 16oz. can of yellow corn, drained and rinsed
- 3 scallions, finely sliced
- 2T fresh cilantro
- 2T olive oil
- 2T apple cider vinegar
- 1t poppy seeds
- 2t slat
- 2t black pepper
Mmmmmm.....that was de-Licious! What can we make for "M"?