Other ingredients may be added, such as onions, potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, bell peppers, corned beef, salt pork, or okra. Combining a grain with a legume provides a dish that is high in all essential amino acids.
You might recognize the phrase "Sufferin Succotash" from the cartoon Sylvester and Tweety.
Well, it actually is a dish you may eat as a meal or holiday dinner. Here are some standard variations.
- 4 ears corn (3 cups)
- ½ of a red pepper, ¼ inch diced
- 1 can butter beans + 2 tbsp bean liquid
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- "a little" parsley (2-3tbsp)
Here is another variation. Also super simple but with a bit extra flair.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno or other small hot chili pepper, sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 4 oz green beans, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen baby lima beans, thawed
- 2 green zucchini, cubed
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- pinch of cayenne