Uptown Succotash

(serves 4)
Delicious served aside seared scallops, grilled chicken, or flank steak


4 slices of thick cut high quality bacon cooked and crumbled. Reserve 1 Tablespoon grease.  (applewood smoked is delicious in this recipe)
1.5 cups fresh cut corn (approximately 3 ears of corn)
1 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 cup cooked lady peas, baby limas, purple hull peas or even edamame.  Make sure to cook in salted water.  I add a piece of bacon to the water for flavor.
1 Tablespoon chopped chives
1 Tablespoon bacon grease
1 Tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste


Cook corn in butter and bacon grease until crisp tender.  Add tomatoes and cooked lady peas.  Cook until tomatoes are soft but still hold their shape (about 5 minutes).  Season with salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and add bacon crumbles and chives. Serve warm