Roasting edamame is my new favorite thing! When you roast the edamame, you get an entirely different flavor - much different than steaming and boiling.
The roasted edamame turns out a little firmer in texture and ends up with a smoky flavor that I really really love. You can also impart more flavor this way and add all kinds of spices to the mix. Spiced roasted edamame is a really great compliment to a steak or chicken main. :D
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 16 oz edamame in pods, thawed from frozen or fresh.
- salt & seasonings of choice
- olive oil
You'll also need an oven preheated to 425 F.
I just use salt and pepper to season, but paprika, lemon, and chili are all great options too. :D
Step 2: Prep
Dry the edamame with paper towels and put it on a large baking sheet. Toss with a little olive oil and some salt along with whatever else you'd like.
You'll want to use a couple pinches of salt - more than you'd think! Since we won't be eating the pods the extra salt won't hurt. :)
Step 3: Roast!
Roast the edamame pods for 15-20 minutes, or until the pods begin to brown quite a bit and the edamame are soft inside.
Let them cool for a couple minutes then enjoy. :D