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Buttered Fresh Lima Beans


Serves four

1/2 pound shelled fresh lima beans
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon unsalted butter or more
Pinch red pepper flakes
Pinch or two of fresh thyme leaves

To prepare:

In a large saucepan over high heat, add water and salt and bring to a boil. Add lima beans, bring back to a boil, reduce the heat and cook until tender, about five minutes. Drain well; add butter, red pepper flakes (if desired) and thyme. Taste, adjust the seasonings, and serve at once.

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