Caitlin Bensel
Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

In this fresh take on succotash, we use a pan-steaming technique (no steamer basket required) to cut down on cooking time and keep the beans and corn crisp-tender rather than ultra-soft. For succotash, fresh corn always tastes more delicious than frozen, but thawed frozen corn would certainly be a good stand-in here in a pinch. If you are using fresh corn, after you cut the kernels off, run the dull side of your knife down the kernel and scrape some of the corn “milk” into the pan, too. This recipe makes a small portion but can be doubled or even tripled to serve a crowd.

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add sliced shallots and sliced garlic to skillet; cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add chopped green beans, fresh corn kernels, and water; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover and cook until beans are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in torn fresh basil, kosher salt, and black pepper.

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