Sunday, January 25, 2009

Green Peas and Limas with Pine Nuts

I made this with with almonds instead of pine nuts. Seemed to work just fine.

1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) package frozen baby lima beans
4 1/2 cups frozen petite peas (1 1/2 [16-ounce] packages)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan; add lima beans. Return to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in peas and 1/2 teaspoon sugar; cook 2 minutes. Drain.

Sauté pine nuts in 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until golden. Add bean mixture, green onions, and next 3 ingredients; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons butter until melted.

--Adapted from Cooking Light magazine

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