Sesame-ginger edamame

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
12 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Edamame (eh-dah-MAH-meh), the Japanese name for soybeans, are harvested when the soybeans are still green and sweet tasting. You can find these green wonders in any supermarket these days, usually frozen. Thawing them is easy and can be done by simply running water over them. This dish takes only 12 minutes to prepare and yields a ton of family-friendly flavor. Make your meal meat-free and let these beans be your main dish with some steamed brown rice, shaved carrots and quickly sauteed bell peppers and onions or serve these alongside some roasted chicken or pork. Kids will enjoy popping these little beans in their mouth.

Ingredients

dark sesame oil

1 tsp

garlic clove(s)

1½ tsp, minced

ginger root

1 tsp, fresh, peeled and grated

red pepper flakes

tsp

edamame (shelled)

10 oz, package frozen shelled, thawed

table salt

tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the edamame and salt; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 4 minutes. Yields about 1⁄2 cup per serving.

Notes

Edamame is high in protein and fiber. It’s available shelled and frozen in many supermarkets, and Asian or natural food stores.

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