Thursday, June 6, 2013

Simply Roasted Edamame

Roasted edamame may not sound exciting to most of you, but if you tagged on 'the freshman fifteen' this year, you might just be looking for a few healthy snacks other than baby carrots.

Do not be fooled.  Despite it's simplicity, this recipe is delicious for snacking; and, it's a recipe you can build on if you want more complexity.  Try adding in sautéed garlic, shallots, a dash of red wine vinegar and olive oil...just a suggestion for a simple side protein.

Equipment:
Oven
Baking pan or "jelly roll" pan (it needs sides)

Ingredients:
Frozen bag of edamame, or double it
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 250F degrees.
3. Open the bag of frozen edamame.
4. Spread onto pan


5. Sprinkle with olive oil.
6. Salt &Pepper




7. At 20 minutes, remove the pan and shake pan to re-distribute beans.


8. Finish roasting until beans slightly wrinkled with a touch of brown, about another 20 minutes.


9. If adding shallots, garlic, vinegar, toss it altogether in a bowl and then season to taste with S & P and olive oil.

10. Be surprised at how good 'simple & healthy' can taste!