BURRATINA WITH CORN SUCCOTASH AND CRISPY OKRA - Sorrentina Honestly Italian

Burratina With Corn Succotash and Crispy Okra

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time : 3 minutes
Serves : 4 serves

DID YOU KNOW

This hearty dish borrows from the culinary elements of different cultures. The end result? A scrumptious mélange of colours, textures and flavours. While the burratina or burrata hails from Italy, the succotash — a dish comprising sweet corn paired with lima (or other) beans — is said to have Native American roots. Topped with crispy okra — a staple dish in Indian kitchens for many years now — this dish is a seamless amalgamation of cultures and flavours. What’s more, it makes for an excellent conversation-starter at parties. Try it for yourself, with our authentic recipe.

PREP TIME
20 minutes
COOKING TIME
3 minutes
SERVES
4 serves

Ingredients

500gms, Fresh Burrata/ Burratina
10ml, Balsamic Glaze or Balsamic Vinegar

FOR THE SUCCOTASH

  • 2 Corn on the Cob, Peeled
  • 2 Red Onions, Chopped
  • 30gms, Okra, Diced
  • 30gms, Sorrentina’s Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • 10gms, Basil
  • 15gms, Butter
  • 30gms, Fava Beans or White Val (any seasonal beans), Soaked Overnight
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning

NOTE – Meat-eaters can add bacon to the mix

FOR THE CRISPY OKRA

  • 100gms, Okra, Sliced
  • 20gms, Corn Flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning

FOR THE FAVA BEANS

  1. Soak the beans in water overnight, so that they swell up to thrice their size
  2. Remove the skin of the beans, as they have a chewy texture. If you prefer your meals with a crunch, you can fry these beans and add them to the succotash

Preparation

FOR THE SUCCOTASH

  1. First, peel the corn and take the kernels off the cob
  2. Chop the onions finely and evenly
  3. Dice the okra evenly
  4. In a pan, add butter* and olive oil
  5. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent
  6. Add the corn to the pan and let it cook for around 6 minutes, such that the corn turns soft. At this point, you may want to add a little stock, so that it provides steam to help the corn cook through
  7. Once the mixture is dry again, add the peeled beans, okra and Sorrentina’s Sundried Tomato Pesto and let it cook
  8. Season with salt, oregano and basil and check the corn for doneness

*The butter will give the corn a creamier, smoother finish

FOR THE CRISPY OKRA

  1. Slice the okra as thinly as possible
  2. Coat the sliced okra with a little bit of flour, salt and pepper
  3. Fry the okra in vegetable oil, until crispy

FINAL TOUCHES

  1. Place the succotash in the center of the plate. Quick tip: it tastes best when served warm
  2. Place the burrata on top of the mixture and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  3. Add some crispy okra on top, for a delightful crunch and some beautiful texture

FINAL TOUCHES

  1. Place the succotash in the center of the plate. Quick tip: it tastes best when served warm
  2. Place the burrata on top of the mixture and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  3. Add some crispy okra on top, for a delightful crunch and some beautiful texture
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