Autumn Succotash

Autumn Succotash is as traditional as Thanksgiving is, rooted in Native American history.

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Succotash is as traditional as Thanksgiving is, rooted in Native American history. The essential ingredients are corn and lima beans. This is now a Southern classic and a popular summer salad with okra now a common ingredient.

In the Autumn version of Succotash, I’ve switched out the zucchini often included for pumpkin instead.

Since a lot of people do not like the sliminess of okra, I have roasted the okra with the pumpkin to reduce the slime effect.

Yield: 4 servings

Autumn Succotash

Autumn Succotash

Succotash is as traditional as Thanksgiving is, rooted in Native American history. The essential ingredients are corn and lima beans. This is now a Southern classic and a popular summer salad with okra now a common ingredient.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin, cut into small dice
  • 8 oz. okra, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups corn kernels, fresh, canned or frozen (defrosted)
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans, defrosted
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

Instructions

  1. Cook Time: 50 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  3. Toss okra with 1 1/2 tablespoon of the oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Toss pumpkin with 1 1/2 tablespoon of the oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Place each in a separate baking pan.
  6. Roast okra for about 30 minutes, until dry and a little crispy.
  7. Roast pumpkin for about 20 minutes, until fork tender.
  8. In a large skillet, place the bacon slices and fry until crispy.
  9. Remove the bacon but leave the bacon fat in the pan.
  10. Add onion and garlic. Saute until softened.
  11. Add corn, lima beans and tomatoes.
  12. Cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables have a little char.
  13. Crumble the bacon.
  14. Add okra, pumpkin, bacon and Creole Seasoning. Use this Bold Creole Seasoning recipe.
  15. Stir to combine.
  16. Serve warm or chilled as a salad.

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