Saturday, June 15, 2013
Roasted Edamame...A healthy and DELICOUSLY addictive appetizer
Really. Who woulda' thunk it?
I do NOT like diet food...I don't drink diet soda--never use fake sweeteners, I like REAL food! But I do enjoy HEALTHY food and recipes. And I'm trying to incorporate more of those into my tried and true list of favorites, while not missing out on my not-so-healthy dishes, that I intend to enjoy...In moderation (of course).
This summer I vowed to tried some veggies that I've never tried before, and this was one of them.
The humble edamame.
This dish was SIMPLE, only a few ingredients and truly is addicting!
You gotta give it a try. It's cures the salty craving, has a crunchy outside and chewy (not gooey) inside. Best served immediately from the oven, but you can enjoy later, but it will lose its crunch.
For the recipe, you will need
1 bag of frozen, peeled edamame.
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. cracked pepper
Run warm water over the edamame once removed from bag and placed into a drainer. Then place between two clean dishtowels to remove the moisture. Toss with the oil, then the S&P and bake and 375 degrees for 30-40 min. (Stirring every 15 min. or so.) When done, many will be brown, and "dry" looking, and you will hear a "hiss" from the steam escaping. Immediately remove to a small serving dish and enjoy!