First, happy holidays to everyone reading this! If you’re finished cooking your Christmas dinner and you’re looking for a healthy snack to tide you over until tomorrow morning, read on.
I am a little bit obsessed with edamame. But after ordering it as takeout from my favorite sushi restaurant night after night, I decided there has to be a way to make it myself. Except the only place I’ve ever seen edamame is in sushi restaurants — I’ve never gone to the grocery store and noticed a big bin of fresh soybean pods. But where, I wondered, do the sushi restaurants get their edamame?
Finally, I had a breakthrough. I could buy frozen edamame pods and boil them myself (brilliant, I know). But once I realized that, I knew that my edamame needed a dipping sauce. A tart, tangy dipping sauce to compliment the mild, salty flavor of the edamame. After a little experimentation, my dipping sauce became a dressing of sorts, tossed with the edamame pods after they were boiled. This would make a really unique holiday party appetizer, or just a healthy pre-Christmas snack!
Lemon Ginger Edamame
1 lb frozen edamame in pods
1 cup water
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1. In medium saucepan, combine water, salt and frozen edamame. Heat water to a boil, cover, and steam for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, canola oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, ginger and garlic powder. Whisk until combined.
3. Remove edamame from water, drain. Toss with lemon dressing, and serve.