Yes, it is one of the most fashionable ingredients in oriental cuisine. But do we really know what edamame is? Edamame used to be the young, precociously harvested soybeans until the late 17th century, when special strains of edamame were developed. Like their older sisters, edamame stand out for their high nutritional content, being rich in protein, minerals, calcium and vitamin B1, as well as vitamin C, which soybeans do not contain.
Let’s delve a little deeper into the world of edamame. This vegetable ingredient is notable for also containing a type of amino acid that protects the kidneys and liver from the harmful effects of alcohol. For this reason, it is not uncommon in Japan to find edamame as a favourite accompaniment to beer. They are in season in summer, when they are sold fresh, in their pods, but in Oriental Market you can also find them in a frozen version (preserving all their properties) and thus enjoy this healthy ingredient all year round and Japanese recipes such as the one we explain below: “Spicy Edamame”.
The following ingredients are needed to prepare this dish: 400 g of frozen edamame (in its pods), 2 fresh red chilli peppers, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar.
We then proceed to prepare the dish as follows: Put the edamame and chillies in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Cook for 3 minutes (check the edamame cooking instructions on the packet as it is important not to overcook). Then drain and put the chillies to one side. Pour in the soy sauce and vinegar while the edamame are still hot and stir to coat them well. Serve at room temperature or chilled, garnished if desired with some of the chillies used.
HOW TO COOK SPICY EDAMAME AT HOME. Easy and healthy Japanese recipe!
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