We have a friend that goes to the Super Bowl every year. Which leaves her home with the pool and outdoor TV vacant for the weekend. In another “other people’s houses” moment, the residents’ dog sitter set up a viewing party for the folks who didn’t make the trek to Phoenix. I’m told it was a great game. We did get real time updates from Phoenix, sort of like our own personal Twitter feed. I’ll be honest, though… I’m just there for the commercials and food.
Can we talk about that half time show, though? Katy Perry “Roaring” in on that lion, then flying through the air? That was good… really good. But did you see left shark? I mean… that guy’s a genius.
I digress… the food….
We all brought over game day snacks, and because 1) a couple vegetarians were in the house, and 2) Alisha and I were trying to be healthy in preparation for Cabo, I made a relatively healthy, quick, and yet tasty snack… Sesame Edamame. Everyone loved it. It was a star on the buffet table. The only thing it couldn’t compete with was left shark, but what could really?
- 1 bag frozen edamame
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 c soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Simply Asia Spicy Szechwan Five Spice (*)Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
In a frying pan, heat the canola oil on high heat and add the garlic and ginger. Let it just come to a sizzle, then add the edamame. Allow the edamame to heat up for about 2 minutes by continuing to saute and stir. Reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid to steam the edamame for about 2 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high and add the soy sauce, seasoning, and sesame oil. Continue to stir the edamame so all pieces are coated. When the soy sauce reduces by about half, remove from the heat and serve.
Serves 4 as an appetizer.
(*) I don’t generally like to advocate the use of highly specific seasonings, but this one is really good. If, however, you don’t have any of this add some more grated ginger, a pinch of red pepper, and more garlic and that will get you pretty close.