I rarely make extravagant sides to go with dinner. After finishing the “main” part of the main course, I’m ready to steam some broccoli and call it a day. .. but if it is easy (and delicious) enough…I will sometimes go out on a limb to create an actual “side” recipe. We’ve made this edamame succotash twice now. Grey and I both like the taste and nutritional value that edamame has, so we were were glad to have found a way to eat it besides dried (our go to snack) and steamed with salt. Although these are both very tasty, it doesn’t hurt to have a little variety of flavor!
If your worried about shelling the edamame. Don’t. It really does go quite quickly. It takes me about 5 minutes to shell an entire 12 oz bag. If that is still two long. Buy it already shelled, you’ll need about a cup this way. If your a fan of succotash (and even if your not) try this recipe. You’ll have a fancy new side to show off at dinner time.
Hope your family loves it!
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1 clove minced garlic
2 strips smoked turkey bacon finely chopped
12 oz bag of frozen edamame, thawed
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
½ small-diced red bell pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Shell the edamame into a small bowl (you should have about one cup.)
In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until softened. Add the turkey bacon and cook until it begins to crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add the edamame, corn and bell pepper and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and serve hot.