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  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: about 4 to 6 side dish serving
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 small yellow onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 jalapeno, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 heaping cups fresh corn kernels (from about 4 ears)

1 to 2 teaspoons sugar, depending on the sweetness of the corn (optional)

2 cups cooked lima beans, or one 10-ounce package frozen fordhook lima beans, thawed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram or oregano

4 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno, and salt and season with pepper to taste. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and sugar and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes. (If the mixture gets dry while cooking add a couple teaspoons of water.) Raise the heat to medium-high, add the lima beans and marjoram and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and parsley and season generously with pepper. Serve immediately.
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