Roasted edamame is a little crisp on the outside, with that not-quite-burned flavor that makes us love grilled corn on the cob. The papery exterior gives way to a soft, savory explosion when you chew it. It’s seriously fun to eat. Like its starchy friend, corn, these crisp and tender beans would benefit from a squeeze of lime and a dash of chili powder or just oil and salt, so feel free to experiment with spices and other flavorings.
My favorite is salty-spicy cajun seasoning. I made these on a rainy Sunday when I didn’t get out of my pajamas until after 5, and that was just because I was meeting my mom for dinner.
Roasted Spiced Edamame
You will need:
1 cup edamame, shelled
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. cajun seasoning, or other flavorful seasoning
Preheat oven to 475.
Toss edamame with oil on a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with seasoning.
Roast about thirty minutes, or until edamame are blistered and tender. Serve immediately.