Summer Succotash with fresh corn, zucchini and green beans

Summer Succotash!

adapted from Fast, Fresh & Green  By Susie Middleton

1 Tsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/4 Cup Veggie Broth

2 Tbs Half and Half (or other preferred milk or milk substitute)

1 Tbsp Olive Oil (or preferred oil)

1 Cup fresh Corn Kernels (about 2 ears, kernels removed)

1 large Zucchini, sliced and quartered

1 medium Onion, diced

3/4 Cup sliced Green Beans

1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt

1 clove Garlic pressed or finely choppped

1 Tbsp fresh Herbs (like Basil, Chives, Parsley, Thyme and/or Mint)

Fresh ground Black Pepper

Corn Kernel Removal Tip: Remove husk if you haven’t already.  Cut the pointy end of the corn so that it becomes a flat surface.  In a large bowl or dish (preferably with a flat bottom) stand the corn  vertically on the end you just cut.  Start from the top using a pairing knife or serrated knife and using a sawing motion slowly cut down the corn, rotate and repeat until all kernels have been removed. 

Step 1 Combine Lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.  In a separate dish combine Veggie Broth and half and half.

Step 2 In a medium frying pan, heat Olive Oil over medium high heat.  Cook Corn, Zucchini, Beans, Onions and Salt.  Cook stirring frequently until veggies are starting to brown (and the bottom of the pan may brown as the corn releases its starch) about 4-6 minutes.  Add the Garlic and cook, stirring until well combined.  Now turn the heat to low and add the broth/half and half mixture.  De-glaze pan and stir well, incorporating all charred veggie bits in the pan.  Simmer ingredients until liquids have reduced to a tablespoon or 2 (about 3-4 minutes) and remove pan from heat.

Stir lemon juice mixture and fresh herbs into pan.  Season with pepper and mix again for even seasoning.  Transfer to serving dish or dishes, garnish with fresh herbs and serve!  This is extremely delicious, hearty and simple.  It is perfect for a veggie side or as a complement to a salad!   The flavors are so delicate yet powerful!

 

This was a yummy versatile side and I used it in a salad, warm as a side and cold as a side.  You decide what you like best!

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