Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Garlic Parmesan Edamame

So the other night I was at Checker's (yes, again) with some old friends of mine. Someone ordered the Garlic Parmesan Wings. Now I obviously am not a chicken eater, but the sauce smelled so good that I immediately wanted to try and use it with something.

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

Garlic Parmesan Edamame
Serves 4

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.

23 comments:

ttfn300 said...

wow, love this idea!!!

wiffy said...

What a brilliant idea! I'm gonna try it out! :)

Bijoux said...

This looks so easy to make and the garlic and edamame is so healthy for you too! Garlic has a natural antibacterial enzyme in it so it cures all sorts of ailments like colds and yeast infections. Bring it on :)

Ashley said...

This looks wonderful! What a fun spin on edamame.

Jerry said...

Genius! Got to try it!

Food For Tots said...

You are so creative! Will give it a try.

Veggie Wedgie said...

Brilliant idea!

Anonymous said...

Found this on tastespotting, my mouth was literally watering the second I saw the picture. I can't believe I'm literally drooling over it! Thanks for the post, I can't wait to try it!

Grazer said...

You have created yet another delicious, healthy, creative and easy-to-fix appetizer / snack food!
I am awaiting your cookbook so that I can have your recipe collection at my finger tips and to give as gifts to others...

Staying tuned for more!
Grazer

lekkercraft said...

oh yum - more delicious snacks!

kickpleat said...

i used to eat edamame all the time and then i think i od'd on the stuff. i think this looks like the recipe to bring it back into rotation.

sterling said...

Can't wait to try it! As always, thanks for a great blog with such fantastic ideas.

carolt said...

ooh perfect, i just got a bunch of fresh edamame from my CSA this week. How delish, I think tonight I will make this up!

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Mitch said...

This recipe tastes wonderful! Thanks for the great ideas, your blog is so inspiring.

Melanie said...

Hello, your recipe looks delicious, but I was wondering, do you eat the shells as well, or just the beans inside? Thanks, Melanie

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea! Can't wait to try it!!

Alison Arnold said...

This looks amazing! I'm using it as a part of my weekly meal plan next week! Thanks for sharing :)

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Emma said...

This was something really new for me to make, so I was unsure of myself. I followed your instructions exactly and it turned out great. I actually liked it and I'm not a big veggie eater so yay!

Tarah said...

So amazingly good...restaurant quality recipe. I used unshelled soybeans because I have little kids eating them and Panko bread crumbs with some added dry Italian seasoning. can't wait to have them again!

Anonymous said...

How do you eat this? Lick the sauce off the edimame shell while you're trying to get at the goodness inside? Or are you eating the whole pod?

We usually eat them with some sea salt and that gets licked off while we are accessing inner layer.

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Very good and so easy!

Kendall Jones said...

I made these last night and they were fantastic!! Another great pinterest find. Thanks for sharing!