Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer Succotash with Purple Spring Onions & Baby Squash

Happy Monday Divas! Yesterday, I hit up the Hollywood Farmers Market and scored and incredible bounty of food, everything from Santa Barbara black shrimp, to Bison short ribs, to organic wax beans in three colors, to organic heirloom bell peppers! I have some fabulous recipes planned this week, including Zinfandel braised bison short ribs, which I'll be begin marinading tomorrow so that can soak for 24 to 36 hours before braising. But in the meantime, I thought I'd share a quick side dish that I threw together using ingredients easily found at the Farmers Market this time of year! This is also a vegetarian dish for all your veggie lovers out there.

Now, a succotash is traditionally made with corn and shell beans or lima beans, but in this case I made mine with corn, purple spring onions & baby squash for a lighter take on the dish. This is quick to make - taking less than 30 minutes to throw together - and it's a great way to spice up a vegetable side dish. Serve this succotash with fish, shrimp or chicken for a lovely, light summer meal! Or, if you'd prefer to keep it vegetarian, add beans or tofu and enjoy! Happy Cooking Divas!

Baby Squash from the Farmers Market

Domestic Diva's Summer Succotash with Purple Spring Onions & Baby Squash!

2 ears of corn, kernels removed
1 bunch purple spring onions, purple parts sliced into rings (regular spring onions may be substituted)
2 cups baby squash, thinly sliced (regular squash may be substituted)
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp chili flakes
salt & pepper


In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for a 2 minutes. Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook for 1 minute longer.

Add the squash and corn, saute until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add the thyme and season to taste with salt & pepper. Enjoy!

Source for Ingredients:

organic purple spring onions, organic corn & organic baby squash from Hollywood Farmers Market

Music on Tap:

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

The sequel to 2007's The Stage Names, this album has been on heavy rotation in my car all week! Similar musically to Bright Eyes, except more focused (and less pretentious), Okkervil River has quietly become on my favorite music acts. Check out this album (and their others) and I promise you won't be disappointed!

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