No More Sufferin' Succotash!

I just realized how the expression "Sufferin' Succotash!" from the cartoon characters Daffy Duck and Sylvester came about.

Growing up in a house of frozen vegetables and tater tots (not the good Ore-Ida Crispers!), punishment and suffering was being served lima beans. That was a fate worse than brussels sprouts.

That is how I learned to use my gag reflex, eating those pale green, dry, yet mushy legumes with my baked potato in foil, no sour cream allowed. My mom was mean. Look out.

I have made peace with brussels sprouts and actually LOVE them, roasted, or sauteed with I think it was about time to make friends with lima beans.
Hell, I've never met a bean that I didn't like.

The June issue of Bon Appetit had a succotash recipe and I figured I would give it a try. I skipped the green beans and bought real lima beans and soaked them overnight.

Frozen corn, red pepper, a bit of butter and Old Bay Seasoning made this a delicious side dish.

No More Sufferin' Succotash: (adapted from Bon Appetit)

1 cup of frozen defrosted corn
1 cup of frozen defrosted lima beans (I used dried beans)
3/4 cup of red bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning (I used a whole teaspoon)
2 tbsp of butter
1 tsp salt

Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a heavy sauce pan and add your vegetables, saute a few minutes until crisp. Add in butter, Old Bay and season with salt.

Served along with this delicious recipe for Orange & Garlic Roast Pork Loin from bitchincamero, there was no suffering eating this meal!


Ciao Chow Linda said…
You'd help anyone overcome a lima bean aversion with that yummy looking dish you prepared. The lima beans look so succulent and flavorful, as does the pork roast.
Colloquial Cook said…
I would happily suffer through that dish :-D
kat said…
I guess I never realized what succotash is, I'd totally love that
Foodiewife said…
I can so relate on lima bean aversion. I have a recipe for succotash that is to DIE for, but it's loaded with heavy cream. This version looks far healthier, and I think I could easily eat this.
I love Old Bay Seasoning-- it's my not-so-secret ingredient in my egg salad sandwiches.
Karen said…
I *love* lima beans! Looks great :)
Lori Lynn said…
Cute post.
I love Lima beans, especially in chicken soup.
Your dish looks great, so colorful!
LaDue & Crew said…
You were reading my mind... I haven't had Lima beans since I was a kid, and was trying to think of a way to try them this week. So here's my answer!
Teanna said…
Hahaha I can hear Daffy's voice now! The succotash looks delicious!
I have avoided lima beans consistently and didn't even know you could by them dried. These look much more appetizing and appealing, like fava beans.
bitchincamero said…
Thanks for including my recipe :)

I love Lima Beans! Especially when sauteed with chorizo and tomatoes and tossed with spaghetti. MMMMM!
Juliana said…
I love succotash...the one that you feature looks delicious...perfect with the pork roast...yummie!
I love lima beans and don't make them near enough, but once a year I make this dish with artichoke hearts, lima beans, Italian flat beans,and sometimes asparagus, tossed up with crispy bacon and garlic flavored olive oil. You'd love it! I'll make it for you!