Chilled Lima Beans


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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Fast and easy, this is a marvelous nibbler with drinks, particularly wine. Serve with toothpicks. You could also use this dish as a cold accompaniment to a main course.


  • 1 ten-ounce package large frozen lima beans
  • 2 tablespoons oil
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Remove the beans from the package, let them defrost a little, and separate them with your fingers.

Heat a skillet over high heat until hot; add the oil, swirl, and heat for 30 seconds. Scatter in the beans and stir-fry briskly for 30 seconds until the frost is dissolved and the color of the beans brightens into icy green. Sprinkle in the salt and sugar and stir