This wonderful dish will be one of your favourites for years to come.
Please read carefully so you may memorize the recipe and the ingredients.
Mr. Goudas personally revealed this recipe to me and I have written it down to the best of my ability.
1 lb Lima beans
5 or 6 Onions (Mr. Goudas believes that onions enhance the memory*)
Half a cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 can Crushed Tomatoes
1 can of Chicken Broth
1 teaspoon Sugar
Salt and Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 tablespoons Mr. Goudas Trinidad Hot Sauce
We would like to tell you to purchase any Lima Beans from the store but we cannot because we have not seen any other equivalent to Mr. Goudas Lima Beans.
They are the best variety from Peru, the very best in the world.
They are flat, unbroken and with minimum skin defects.
For details from field to packaging visit www.goudasfoods.com.
Right now we will concentrate on the recipe.
In a large pot, full of water, place 1 lb of Lima Beans boil for approximately 1/2 hour.
As the beans start to boil, they become swollen and the skin begins to take a different shape do not panic and do not stir.
Try one of the beans to determine if it is almost cooked.
If it is, then remove from the stove.
Pour the contents into a rectangular baking pan (water included).
In a large frying pan, pour 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (you know which one). Peel the onion, (wipe your tears) cut them in half and slice approx 1/4 inch thick.
Simmer on a low heat until golden in colour.
When done spread evenly over the beans.
You should have enough onions to entirely cover the beans.
Open can of Crushed Tomatoes and pour over onions and beans.
Add garlic, salt and black pepper to taste.
Dilute the sugar and Trinidad Hot Sauce in glass of water and evenly pour over your creation.
(The sugar removes the acidity from the tomatoes and the hot sauce enhances the flavour.)
Sparingly sprinkle with cinnamon.
There should be enough water to cover all the ingredients, should there not be enough, add the can of Mr. Goudas Chicken Broth.
Tightly cover with foil paper and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Check periodically after the initial 30 minutes to ensure that the water has not totally evaporated and the beans are completely cooked.
Please use a spatula when serving to ensure that each serving portion contains all of the ingredients.
May be served hot or cold as the main course with your favourite salad.
The remaining portion should be kept covered with foil paper and refrigerated.
May be used for a few days as a side dish.
It is important to know that this dish contains lots of fibre and iron.
We hope that this recipe will become another one of your favourites for years to come.
Remember, with Goudas on the Label, you have good food on the table.
(*During one of the company dinners, one of the employees questioned his onion/memory theory, and inquired, Mr. Goudas, if as you say onions enhance the memory, maybe you should consider eating onions more often because you certainly forgot the promise of raising our salaries for some time now.)
Dear friends: Over the years, I have created many, many products and I have written many recipes.
I always have one thing in my mind when creating a recipe: I visualize that I am speaking to a beginner because people who know how to cook do not need my instructions they only need the best ingredients that I produce to work with.
I also have to mention that over the years, I have had numerous individuals correspond with me, by phone or my mail, locally, nationally or internationally, informing me that, for instance, their spouse who always did the cooking passed away recently, and that while looking through the cupboards they have found a can of beans or peas, a bag of flour or some product that they do not know what to do with.
Usually those people are the types who have no idea of what a casserole is, or a spatula, how to boil water or even turn on the stove.
Therefore, they are quite comfortable with the details in my recipes that allow them to become familiar with the cooking process, step-by-step.
Eventually, they would be able to do a variety of cooking and would always use my products.
Spyros Peter Goudas
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