Smoked Bacon & Butter Beans with Pickled Fennel over Herbed Rice
Stewed butter beans – known as baby lima beans in other parts of the country – are a treasured summertime treat throughout the South. They are often prepared simply, cooked in water with a little pork for flavor. This version adds onion, tomato and seasoned salt, plus an exotic ingredient: pickled fennel from our friends at Atlanta-based Doux South. The result is still classic butter beans, but with added depth and a hint of mystery.