Hey hey friends!
Well I’ve got another great recipe for you to get ya through the week 😀
How about it?!
Corn, Edamame & Summer Squash Succotash
I based this recipe off one that caught my eye on Cooking Light, making a few modifications and changes to ingredients to “fanatic-i-fy” the dish.
Fanatic version included:
- 1/2 package frozen organic corn
- 1/2 package shelled edamame
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 summer squash, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tblsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp EVOO
- juice of 1 lime
- fresh thyme (about 1 tblsp)
First up I boiled the corn & edamame per the directions (about 5 minutes), drained well and set aside.
In that same sauce pan, I gave the onion & summer squash a sauté in EVOO for about 5 minutes.
Then I added back in the cooked corn & edamame plus the garlic to let heat through.
Last came the thyme, rice vinegar, lime juice, S&P to finish the dish. I let it sit over low heat for about 15 minutes so all the flavors could get happy 🙂
Served up w/ some Frank’s crack hot sauce this dish far surpassed my expectations!
Something about the combination of the rice vinegar & lime juice gave this recipe such a fresh & deliciously different taste! I really really really enjoyed this 😛
To add some extra bulk to this veggie-fied dinner I made up a fresh salad of romaine, tomato (last North Carolina ‘mater 😦 ), onion, rest of summer squash (which I steamed for a minute first), cubed Colby Jack cheese, salt, pepper and oregano.
I am loving the combos of flavor on this salad!
Perfectly light & refreshing dinner for a steamy summer night, ya think 😉
Edamame is such a fabulous item to keep stocked in your kitchen, in a pinch it can stand in as a main protein source for your meal and offer up such a fun change from the norm!
You can also feel free to call them “weird pea things” as The Man does.
Example 1: “Girlfriend is makin’ some weird pea and corn succotashhhhh that smells pretty good, but has weird peasssss…” all in song form (yes, this is what I get to deal with all the time hahaha)
But anywho, let’s save that for another time shall we 😉
Happy Wednesday to you all!