This doesn’t *sound* like it is going to amount to much, but it is totally delicious. Where is the umami in this edamame, you will think – well, it’s there, somehow.
You will need:
2 large handfuls of frozen edamame beans per person
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
vinegar – any sort
some dried chilli flakes
salt and pepper
a spring onion OR any old onion
1 small clove of garlic
1 In the bowl that you ultimately want to serve your beans in, blobble about 2 glugs of olive oil per serving.
2 Then finely chop in the parsley and mint and spring onion (if using). If you’re using onion, grate on the smallest grating setting a splodge of onion juice – about 1/2 a teaspoon.
3 If you’d like some garlic, again grate a tiny amount in, merely three or four strands. Too much garlic kills a thing stone dead, I find – and you only need a hint for something to benefit from it.
4 now add the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of whatever vinegar you’ve got
5 boil and drain the beans then add to the dressing and toss while still warm. Add salt and pepper and sprinkle over some chilli flakes.
You can have this alongside fish or fried halloumi, or sprinkle over some feta. Or, to be honest, it’s pretty nice on its own.
Louise Knight says
“blobble”… utter perfection and entirely original..
love you Louise xxx
Thanks Esther Ive had Edamame beans in the freezer for ages (as you do) so youve inspired me to defrost them!!!
Given the homaeopathic doses of garlic you are recommending, you could consider rubbing the bowl with the cut side of a garlic clove to get the same effect, Esther.
Yes that is always an option
Made, ate and loved this for dinner this evening – thank you. I have an oversupply of edamame beans in the freezer too! I added quinoa to bulk it up and to avoid the “what am I meant to eat with this?” questions.
I too have some of these suckers in my freezer, along with a giant sack of broad beans. I wonder if you could mix both to cleverly reduce the mountain of frozen green pods AND create something delicious….? Will report back…
On the subject of homeopathic bowl rubbing, I tried it once (homeopathy) for PND and I had a curious reaction to the strange black pills that made me think it wasn’t all bunk. There was a lot going on, so for a bunch of what a friend scoffingly called “sugar pills” to wade through oceans of emotional blackness and make a dent, implied something, I think. Or maybe I really had just lost my mind?
Tess it’s a complicated subject! But if it works, it works… xxx
I find broad beans a bit bitter though unless you pod them and THAT is a staggering ball ache
I always pod broad beans. I agree that podding them is an utter ball ache BUT I am always secretly triumphant when doing so because it means I’m a grown up and in charge of my culinary destiny and I’m not being made to eat grey, tick-like vegetables by my Great Aunt Joan.
Reason #6352 I was thrilled to become an adult was that terrible cooks in a-line tweed skirts could no longer tell me what I had to eat.