Stewed Lima Beans with Garlic Recipe

  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds fresh lima beans, shelled, or 1 pound frozen, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  1. Cook garlic in oil in a 2-qt. saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until pale golden. Add beans and water and simmer, covered, until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.