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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I needed to go to the grocery...

Sauteed Edamane with Bell Pepper

I was making Ranch Breaded Chicken for dinner and needed some veg for the side.  I unfortunately had not been to the grocery for a while (shocking, I know), and was just about out of fresh produce, except for some orange and yellow bell peppers (I keep finding these on sale).  A dig through the freezer only uncovered okra and edamame, and well,, the okra was out.  I gave the frozen edamame pods a cook in the microwave before popping the beans out of the pod; this was easy, but it did take a bit of time to get through two pounds.  I diced up one of the bell peppers and sauteed that with the beans in some butter at a fairly high heat.  The veggies got a nice caramelization while retaining their crispness, and the butter itself browned, giving a nice nuttiness to the dish.

Sauteed Edamame with Bell Pepper
2 lbs. frozen edamame (you'll need this much to feed four)
1 bell red, orange, or yello bell pepper, diced
3 tbs. butter (do not substitute margarine)
coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Place the frozen pods in a large microwave safe bowl and cover with a microwave safe plate.  Cook on high for 15 minutes, giving a good stir halfway.  Squeeze the pods and the beans will pop right out.  Saute in butter with the diced bell pepper over medium high heat until nicely browned, but still crisp, about 10 minutes.  Season to taste and serve.


  1. that looks good Mary...very healthy. I do like edamame. I didn't know they sell it frozen though. Do most supermarkets have it or just specialty stores?

  2. I don't know what you have in New York, but I bought these at Aldi (of all places), but have also seen them at Kroger.

  3. You go girl. I need to go on a big diet so badly, but always use blogging as an excuse because I don't want a diet blog either. I found this post to be inspiring and informative. 28 pounds gone would be a dream come true. Good work!

    Thank you so much for you support on my journey to the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

  4. I kept putting it off because I didn't want to go on a "diet." I can whole heartedly recommend Weight Watchers- real food that I make myself, and I'm still enjoying dark chocolate and the occasional glass of wine.

    Keep us posetd on the Bake-Off.


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