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Edamame in Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

Edamame is a green vegetable more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the "hardening" time. The word Edamame means "Beans on Branches," and it grows in clusters on bushy branches. To retain the freshness and its natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. In East Asia, the soybean has been used for over two thousand years as a major source of protein. Edamame is consumed as a snack, a vegetable dish, used in soups or processed into sweets. As a snack, the pods are lightly boiled in salted water, and then the seeds are squeezed directly from the pods into the mouth with the fingers.Edamame are green soybeans which are rich in proteins and vitamins A, B, and C. Salt-boiled edamame in pods are eaten by squeezing beans out of pods with fingers. But now I try to cook the shell off edamame with blue cheese for hubby.He is sucker for cheese but not me..Been a asian ,I'm not a cheese fan especially blue cheese.Here I would like to share with you my East Meet the West Version Edamame.

Ingredients:


1 lb shell off edamame (thawed)


1 cup whole milk


1/2 cup yogurt


2 tbsp butter


8 oz blue cheese







Method:

1: Prepare a medium stock pot over medium heat,add in butter and whole milk. Keep stirring with spatula until butter incorporate with milk.


2: Add in yogurt and edamame,mix well for 1 minute.Reduce heat to low, lastly add in blue cheese.Remove from heat.


3: Dish our and serve.





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10 comments:

~~louise~~ said...
March 14, 2009 at 11:20 PM

This is the perfect recipe for me to try. I'm almost ashamed to say I've just discovered edamame! What a perfect blend. I always have home made yogurt and LOVE blue cheese, although I may have to try feta also:) Thanks so much for sharing...

Beachlover said...
March 14, 2009 at 11:33 PM

Louise:
I know some ppls confuse edamame with broad beans but these days you can find easily edamame in any asian or local market..oh!!if you can't find it in local market,go to Oriental Grocery next to Stony Brook Rd at RT 347 .They do carry this beans...BTW,try to reduce milk,mine is too watery..

Little Corner of Mine said...
March 15, 2009 at 12:23 AM

Haha, I'm not a blue cheese fan too! Edamame is good for us, glad your hubby like it.

~~louise~~ said...
March 15, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Thanks beachlover for the grocery tip. I will stop in that store next time I head up to Trader Joe's. Thanks about the milk too. I was thinking about trying it with soy milk.

Food For Tots said...
March 15, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Edamame is my son's favourite. I can't find fresh ones over here. Only using the frozen ones.

Tastes of Home said...
March 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

wow I love blue cheese and I love edamame but never had them together before! hmm..very interesting! :)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
March 16, 2009 at 8:44 PM

LCOM:
I like eda steam wt salt..eat just like that..

louise:
I love Trader Joe's too..In fact yesterday I used by RT 347 to Setauket and Centerach,almost go in but run out of time ..I like their french beans,it's really young and good price!


food4tots:
here same la ,we all use frozen edamame. my daughter show no interest at all..

taste of home:
thansk you:)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
March 16, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Kevin said...
I like the sound of using blue cheese here.

March 15, 2009 9:43 PM

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
March 16, 2009 at 8:46 PM

sorry Kevin ,I have to copy and paste from my old blog which you post..

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