Simple Japanese recipe using Edamame

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Asian cuisine is known for having extremes in tastes – and the Japanese cuisine is known for having the umami taste, the fifth flavor aside from sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. Additionally, the cuisine is known to compliment the Japanese culture of being mindful of their health. That’s why, in almost all of their signature dishes, they are using ingredients with high nutritious value and flavorful.

“But as time went on, Japanese cuisine enthusiasts and some chefs, challenged themselves and fused some Western cuisine with the usual Japanese cuisine. The Edamame beans has been one of those ingredients that transposed the boundary between the cuisine.

Some chefs mixing edamame beans

Here are some examples of some chefs using edamame beans in their dish:

1. Vegetable Dumpling Soup

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– As the name of the dish explains, the Edamame seeds are mixed with vegetable soup with dumplings. You would only be needing a saucepan or a pot, water, edamame beans, potstickers (Chinese dumplings), vegetable bouillon, toasted sesame oil, and rice vinegar. It starts with boiling and simmering the Edamame beans, potstickers, vegetables together for a few minutes. After which, add sesame oil and rice vinegar to tase. You can also add some mushrooms!

2. Summer Peach Salsa

summer peach salsa
– If you are not in the mood for some hot soup, you can try doing the Summer Peach Salsa. You only need peaches, jalapeno, small onion, shelled edamame, cooked off-cob corn, juice and zest from lime, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. Basically you just have to place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir. Refregirate after.

3. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame

summer peach salsa
– Baking Edamame might be too far-fetched from what it had been traditionally used but not impossible. The recipe includes frozen shelled edamame, olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While waiting, thaw the Edamame under running water and dry with a towel. Then, place all the ingredients in a baking pan. Bake everything for 15 minutes or until the cheese looks crispy already.”

The flexibility of Edamame beans has enhanced the experience of many consumers. They already enjoyed its tastiness as well as gain nutrition that can support the long life ahead. Likewise, it gave chefs another easy ingrediate that can satisfy their audience.