Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Yummay Edamame

I've been playing with my new toy tool in the kitchen - the 52 New Foods Challenge recipe book is brilliant! The recipes are simple and achievable - even on a 'school night'.

Although this one I did try on a weekend. Perhaps a 'school night' would have been better - I may have been paying enough attention to the ingredients list and *shelled* the beans ::facepalm:: 
(Ok, so maybe it's because I've only ever eaten them at Sushi trains and didn't even think about shelling them - shhh!)

So my first attempt didn't really 'pop'. . . 

. . . but it sure tasted good.

These little babies actually ended up being my lunch. Yum-may!

But the Edam-yum-ay fun didn't stop there. A few nights I asked Miss M what sort of potatoes she'd like for dinner, expecting an answer of mashed or chopped. Instead she replied 'Grinch Potatoes'. Well of course! It is the season!

I remembered my back-up bag of Edamame in the freezer (I was so excited to find them at my grocery I bought two!) Popped them in the steamer alongside the sweet potato and carrots until tender.

Mash your potatoes well (we whisk in a raw egg instead of milk - trust me! Try it!)

Then shell your Edamame into the mix

I used a fork to mash them through but a potato masher would have been the smarter choice. I decided they weren't quite 'Grinchy' enough, so turned to Miss M. 'How do you think we can make the potatoes more Grinch?'
'Add more' she replied without skipping a beat! Well, I didn't have any more so mashed in a handful of frozen peas instead. Don't forget to season to taste.

And served on her Fred Face Plate, needless to say she was eager to sample!

Have you taken up the 52 New Foods Challenge yet?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches & 52 New Foods Challenge who generously provided me with a copy of their book. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

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