I kicked around a few ideas in my head and had a list of things to try. Yet it wasn't until I picked up some edamame (which I always try to keep on hand in my freezer for a quick delicious snack) that it hit me - it would be perfect together.
Seriously - WOW! No, really. This is absolutely fantastic. It literally takes about 15 minutes to make and is amazingly tasty. I think this may have just become my absolute favorite way to eat it.
Go ahead - give it a try!
Garlic Parmesan Edamame
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen edamame in shell
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
Steam edamame in microwave until slightly warm and not frozen. (You can do this one of 2 ways - I have a microwave steamer that I use, or even easier is throwing the edamame in a ziploc bag with about a tbsp of water, sealing it, leaving a small opening for steam, and heating it on high for 2 minutes) Drain and set aside.
In a small food processor, combine olive oil and garlic. Process until well-combined. Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add edamame and toss for a few seconds. Add garlic oil and saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and salt and toss until well coated. Serve immediately.