Friday, August 14, 2009

EDAMAME !!!!

My new favorite food from the fresh farm produce. I LOVE it. I had never had it before this year and it has been fun to try something new. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I figured I could cook it up (I use either the microwave or steam or boil it). Then I let it cool a tiny bit and then I enlist the girls for their help. They race to see who can pop it out of the pods the fastest. The looser sets the table.
I have done my usual with it. Stir fry some other veggies ( squash - I have gotten TONS of that this year) and onions. Toss it with whole wheat pasta add the edamame and spinach and top with cashews. For flavor we add soy sauce.



I seriously LOVE this dish. It is yummy. It has a Chinese food taste, and the edamame adds a nutty flavor. Even the kids like it. If my goal for joining the farm produce was to get me to try new things, than it has worked. I now am a fan of edamame.

13 comments:

Rachael said...

Oh, we love edamame too! We like to eat it just like they serve it at sushi bars: steam it in the shells, then sprinkle with sea salt and put in a bowl in the middle of the table for an appetizer. You eat the beans right out of the shell, and then discard the shells in a little pile on your napkin and the taste of the sea salt crystals gets on your lips from pulling the beans out of the pods with your teeth. This is one of my favorite snacks! Oh, now I'm hungry.

Your pasta looks delicious too, by the way.

Cristy said...

Do you cook the spinach and edamame before you toss it with pasta? Now I have to try some.

Lea Whittaker said...

This looks so good! I love stir-fry!

crispy said...

I do cook the edamame. I used the microwave (I have one of those cookers from pampered chef). I just put them in that container with a little water and with in 6 min. they were done.

I do NOT cook the spinach. I just add it at the end when everything is still hot. That is all it needs to be a little wilty.

carrie said...

I have never tried edamame, but have been curious about it! Sounds good - great job trying new things!

Tim and Susan said...

Hey, we eat these all the time in Japan...very Japanese!! but we eat them as a snack. There will be a bowl of them out on the table (in the pod) and you just pop them out of the pod right into your mouth. They salt them when they boil them (still in the pods) and then let them cool. You can also buy them frozen in Japan. Japanese kids, and ours as well like them for a summer snack...oh, along with cold, barley tea. Mixing my 2 worlds here!! Fun.

Tiffany said...

I love edamame too! The pasta dish sounds like a great way to eat it.

Annie said...

I've never tried edamame...but it looks good! It was funny to see something looking so much like peapods on your page. It took me a moment then I realized that was what seemed so charming.

Lee and Bev said...

Mmm! It is good. We enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing with us. The canteloupe was fantastic!

Permission to Mother said...

Never ate it either. Thanks for the suggestions.

Salzwedel Family said...

I've never tried edamame. I'll have to give it a shot!

fitncrafty said...

I love my edamame!!
I will have to try it this way.. looks so yummy!

We generally steam it and just peel it ourselves as we eat... I have had it this way in restaurants. It's so yummy..

Wife to the Rockstar said...

We LOVE Edamame. It is a staple in our house.

That dish looks REALLY good!