We’re suckers for succotash in our house. As a kid, I loathed lima beans and anything that resembled them, so was extremely cautious in approaching the succotash that accompanied a particularly delectable meal my husband and I enjoyed at Blantyre. What a difference using fresh fava or lima beans makes!  Properly cooked, they’re tender and succulent, nothing like the dry, tasteless little objects I remembered from my youth.


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A delicious combination of vegetables with a touch of spice from the chorizo sausage. Yum!

  • Total Time: 40


  • • 3 to 4 cobs of corn, shucked
  • • 2 lbs fresh fava beans, podded
  • • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • • 2 oz chorizo sausage, diced
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • ½ c chicken stock
  • • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped


  1. Using a knife, remove the corn kernels from the cobs. You should have about 3 cups.
  2. Blanche the fava beans in boiling salted water for 3 minutes, then drain in a sieve and rinse under cold running water.  Slip the favas out of their skins and set aside. Discard the skins.
  3. In a large frying pan or saute pan, saute the onions over medium heat until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes.  Add the chorizo sausage and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer to deglaze the pan. Add the corn, red pepper,  fava beans and fresh thyme and saute for about 3 minutes.Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10


  • Serving Size: 6