Fresh Lima beans should be treated diferently than dry lima beans. They are more delicate and have a wonderful texture when cooked right.
I almost never add fresh lima beans to soups or stews, they are much better in quick saute’s and ragouts. Below is the recipe that I came up with.
I know it sounds kind of weird, but it really was good with the smokey flavors of the grilled shrimp and Turkey sausage, and the nice texture from the lima beans.
As always, this is just an idea for you, go ahead and make this your own and have fun with making changes to it.
Grilled Shrimp with Smoked Turkey Succotash
1 pound shrimp
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup shelled lima beans
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup corn
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup choped turkey kielbasa
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper shrimp, spray with a little cooking oil and grill to perfection. Meanwhil add the rest of the ingredients (except basil) with some salt and pepper in a pot. Cook covered on medium for 15-20 minutes stirring a few times. when lima beans are tender it is finished. Stir in the fresh basil and top with the shrimp.