Sweetcorn succotash

Allegra McEvedy's hearty vegetable dish of golden sweetcorn, potatoes, courgettes and peppers inspired by the classic American recipe often served at Thanksgiving
By Allegra McEvedy
Sweetcorn succotash
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  • Serves: 4 as a side
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 10 new potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • splash rapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small handful thyme, picked
  • 2 corn on the cobs
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 250 ml water, or stock
  • 1 lime
  • flat-leaf parsley, to garnish

Method

1. Put the new potatoes on to boil. Crush, peel and then mince the cloves of garlic with a little salt. Heat a little rapeseed oil in a frying pan; add in the chopped onions, diced peppers and courgettes with the garlic and half of the thyme leaves.

2. Drain the potatoes when ready. Shuck the corn off the cobs, and finely slice a red chilli (removing seeds if you prefer a little less heat!). Add the chilli and shucked corn to the frying pan. Halve the cherry tomatoes and add to the pan, along with the water.

3. Sprinkle over some more fresh thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook over a medium heat the water should reduce and cook the sweetcorn as it does so. Halve the new potatoes and toss together with the succotash.

4. Finally, finish with a squeeze of lime, roughly chop some flat leaf parsley and sprinkle over the succotash, and drizzle with a little more rapeseed oil.


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