Spicy EdamameTuesday, June 23, 2009
Posted by: Nicky Morse

Two to three servings

Blah, blah, blah. It seems like you go to a party, or you have a party, and the food is always the same. I would like to share a fun, easy recipe to make at your next party. I make it spicy, but you can leave out the hot pepper for the kids.

12-ounce bag frozen edamame (in the pod)
1/4 cup olive oil
1.5 teaspoons freshly minced ginger
1.5 teaspoons freshly minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
To taste, salt
To taste, freshly ground black pepper

Note: Cooking edamame is simple. Some people steam the edamame; others put them in the microwave. I like them boiled. I boil two quarts of water with 1 tablespoon of salt, then add the edamame; bring the water again to a boil for three minutes and drain the water. Very simple!

Lightly brown the garlic and ginger in the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the red pepper flakes and remove from the heat.
Toss this mixture with the cooked edamame; season with salt and pepper.