We give succotash--traditionally a Southern dish made with corn, lima beans and peppers--an update using edamame instead of limas and turn it into a main dish by adding shrimp. To get it on the table even faster, purchase peeled, deveined shrimp from the fish counter instead of doing it yourself. Make it a meal: All you need is a warm piece of cornbread to go with this complete meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007




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  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Leaving the drippings in the pan, use tongs to transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels; let cool.

  • Add oil to the pan. Add scallions (or onion), bell pepper, garlic and thyme and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in edamame, corn, broth, vinegar and salt. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, sprinkle shrimp on both sides with lemon pepper. Scatter the shrimp on top of the vegetables, cover and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it on top.


Tip: Edamame are found in the natural-foods freezer section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores, sold both in and out of the “pods.” For this recipe, you'll need the shelled edamame. One 10-ounce bag contains about 2 cups of shelled beans.

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 31.4g 63% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 4.9g; fat 9.7g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 185.3mg 62% DV; vitamin a iu 1997.1IU 40% DV; vitamin c 50.9mg 85% DV; folate 74.7mcg 19% DV; calcium 150.7mg 15% DV; iron 2.8mg 15% DV; magnesium 62.2mg 22% DV; potassium 490.5mg 14% DV; sodium 1139.5mg 46% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this for the first time last week. My Husband and I loved it. I thought the next time I would add more herbs to the shrimp before adding to the vegetables.This is a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Only and I mean ONLY reason for 4 stars is I am really not a lemon pepper person. My husband is diabetic so I substituted sweet potato for corn. This is a truly amazing dish! But with garlic and bacon - I NEVER go by the recipe!! LOL!!! More is better for this house!!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this just as written (except for the lemon pepper which I just didn't have) - and have made it about a dozen times since. I've also made it without the shrimp and bacon as a salad for a family picnic and it vanished instantly. This is amazingly good!! Read More