Spice-Roasted Edamame

Edamame roasted with coriander seeds, red pepper flakes, garlic and salt. Spicy…salty…healthy…finger food.

You guys, look what I bring to you today?

Do you’ll like edamame? I tend to buy them every time I visit Costco. Sophia loves to snack on them. Loaded with fiber, protein, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, folate and vitamins-B,C,E and K, it is one of the healthy snacks that is out there. Cooked edamame is delicious out of the package but, sometimes I like to spice it up. What can I say, it is the Indian in me:)

If you are anything like me then I can picture you sitting on the couch watching Rachel Ray and with the pan on your coffee table (on a trivet, of course) and munching on the entire batch of edamame and then skip dinner. Oops…. This is good stuff and do you know the best part? No guilt later

Don’t be alarmed with the amount of red pepper flakes! You’re not gonna eat the outer shell anyways. Isn’t chili peppers suppose to boost your metabolism? YESSS….. there you go – another reason to enjoy these pods. The spice mixture is actually a copy from my Palak paneer knots

This recipe could not be any easier. Toss all ingredients and bake, voila! This is ideal for movie nights at home, appetizer for parties and get-togethers, cocktail hours or just snack anytime or dinner (in my case).

-Fully cooked edamame is available in the refrigerated produce section of y.our grocery store

Spice Roasted Edamame 

Ingredients:

10 ounces fully cooked edamame

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 teaspoons red pepper flakes

4 teaspoons coriander seeds

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees f.

Crush coriander seeds with a mortar and pestle, until its coarsely grounded (don’t make into a fine powder). Don’t have a mortar and pestle? Place them in a small ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Toss all ingredients in a 9-inch cast iron pan (or any oven safe pan that you have on hand), until thoroughly combined. Spread them evenly and place pan in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.

Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Serve edamame hot / warm / room temperature.

Makes 3-4 servings

 

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