Friday, August 22, 2008

sufferin' succotash

Sorry, I couldn't resist putting that as the title.

When I saw this recipe on Healthy & Gourmet, I knew I had to try it. Why? I've never eaten succotash before. I've only known succotash from Sylvester and Tweety cartoons.

It turns out it is like a bean salad (you can see a more detailed explanation on Healthy & Gourmet's post)

For the dressing, I didn't have red wine and added white wine vinegar instead (I know it probably wasn't a good substitution). Anyway, I made a mistake by adding too much, but it was still tasty. In place of the key lime, I used sudachi.

I also added veggies that I had, canned corn, okra, carrots, red onion, tomatoes, soybeans & garbanzos. I threw everything into a plastic container and poured the dressing on, then let it chill before eating. I think the acid from the lime and vinegar "cooked" the okra because the slime from the okra was quite heavy.

I loved the rosemary pecans, it gives this dish a nice crunch. Pecans aren't readily found here, I buy them at Down to Earth in Hawaii and bring them back. I also didn't have dried rosemary and used a little from my lanai.

This would be a great dish for a picnic or party. It is especially nice when you don't want to "cook" anything, just keep the nuts separate until you are ready to eat.

p.s. this was dinner on Wednesday. Satoshi is away on business so my kitchen has been closed...stay tuned to what I've been eating.

Have a good weekend.


Thistlemoon said...

LOL! Those rosemary pecans look delicious! I could eat a bowl of those alone!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks delicious--especially the rosemary pecans. I would probably eat all of those before I could get them on the succotash!

Barbara said...

"laughing" I didn't know it was a dish. It looks rather nice Kat. Enjoy your weekend.

Rowena said...

Not only does it sound delicious, but it's also very colorful! And now that you've mentioned succotash, I think it might be the next item to add on my seed wishlist! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of succotash till now!

K and S said...

I think I could have eaten a bowl of rosemary pecans too, JennDZ & Deb!

I hope you will try this Barbara :)

Ooh, can't wait to see your succotash, Rowena.

That is what is so nice about blogging, you get to learn about so many different things, P-T.

Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...


Paz ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Paz!

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I like succotash, but I've never seen one as pretty-looking as yours with those candied pecans! Succotash usually looks so blah because it's stewed for so long... this version would make a great party dish.

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to try this Manju :)

Take care.