Edamame Succotash with Shrimp
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.
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch scallions, sliced, or 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 10-ounce package frozen shelled edamame, (see Tip), thawed
- 1 10-ounce package frozen corn, (about 2 cups), thawed
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 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.
Tips & Notes
- 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.
Per serving: 307 calories; 9 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 172 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 7 g fiber; 491 mg sodium; 476 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (120% daily value), Selenium (53% dv), Vitamin A (40% dv), Iron (30% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat
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