This spicy shelled Edamame recipe is easy to recreate and ready in about 10 minutes. A healthy snack should be full of flavor and prepare with very few ingredients. Herbed flavored olive oil, shallots, Noubess Hot and Spicy Pineapple, and salt are all you need.
Great for snaking or to serve as a side dish, they are addictive. Edamame is a type of soybean very popular in Asian cuisine. The beans are normally served in different ways. In the United States, they are commonly served as snacks. Incorporating the soybeans with pasta or meat is not a bad idea.
Edamame reminds me of lima beans because of its color and shape. When cooked lima beans are very soft, pasty in texture and perfect in rice. Edamame could also be cooked in rice as well. Although you can serve the soybeans different ways, you may not want to overcook them. When crunchy, they are more appetizing, in my opinion. But again it is a matter of choice.
A few fun facts about edamame
Edamame is a good source of plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty acids. A good option when dieting, it also contains properties that can lower inflammation. Another great benefit is that it can help decrease the risk of high cholesterol.
Found in the frozen section of your local supermarket, edamame beans are sold shelled and unshelled. You can buy shelled or unshelled. It all depends on preference and how you want to cook them. They are also sold fresh. When buying fresh edamame, make sure you pick the bright and green pods or bright and green beans.
Not much to say! Believe me, it is very simple. You only need to cook the shelled edamame beans in the shallots and seasoning mixture. After a few minutes, you have a healthy snack or a side dish.
Simple, addictive and easy to make!
Spicy Shelled Edamame Beans, a quick and easy snack
- 1 16-ounce bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 1 tablespoon Herbed flavored olive oil optional (use regular olive oil if preferred)
- 1 - 2 small shallots
- 1/4 teaspoon Noubess Hot and Spicy Pineapple Sauce
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and hot and spicy pineapple sauce, season with salt and pepper, to taste and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add edamame and saute for 4 minutes until edamame beans are heated through and still crunchy.