Zucchini Succotash

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

2 whole zucchini, halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons olive oil
-- Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 whole red onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 -- garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 whole ears fresh corn, kernels cut off
2 whole tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 whole poblano chile, grilled, peeled, seeded and diced
1 whole jalapeno pepper, grilled, peeled, seeded and diced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to high. Brush cut side of zucchini with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, cutside down, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking until just cooked through. Remove from heat and cut into small dice.
  2. Heat remaining oil in a medium saucepan on the grates of the grill. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the corn kernels and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chile peppers, diced zucchini and heavy cream, and cook until the cream is reduced by half and begins to thicken. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from the heat and add the cheese and cilantro.
 

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