Karen’s Skillet Succotash
Succotash is a simple corn and beans sauté. A traditional dish of many Thanksgiving celebrations in New England – first developed by the Narraganset Indians in Rhode Island. Today, many chefs add ingredients that are local to them, or that complement the mix.
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large cast iron skillet. Set heat to medium-high. When hot, add the shallots, give a big stir to coat.
Cook, stirring for 5 minutes until caramelized, and a little colored. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and the zucchini. Stir well, and cook for 5 minutes, until the zucchini is colored around the edges. Reduce the heat to moderate, add the corn, garlic, jalapeño, salt & pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the lima beans and butter beans (if using), stir to combine all and cook for just 2 minutes to blend the flavors.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. Taste for seasonings.
* Butter Beans are available organic & canned, found in health food and gourmet shops.
For a vegan recipe, simply use vegan butter or a neutral oil.