Sunday, February 21, 2010
Corn Salad with Edamame and Tomatoes
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Despite predictions of glorious weather, we've had days this week with fog so thick you needed a machete to cut through it. Weathermen have the only job in the world where you can be consistently wrong and still be promoted. However, if you say things often enough and wait long enough, sooner or later you'll be right. Yesterday was that day. The weatherman finally nailed it. The sun rose glowing and stayed that way for the entire day. Under all that fog, the plum and pear trees and early daffodils had been waiting for the sun to signal their debut. They made their appearance yesterday, so, I can finally say with certainty that spring has come to my corner of the world. When the pear trees come fully into bloom, the valleys here will look like they've been sprayed with popcorn. That's eye candy for winter weary souls. Bob and I decided it was no day to remain indoors, so we took off early and came home late. We had breakfast and lunch on the road in quantities larger than our want, so we weren't ravenous when dinner time rolled around. I made a quick soup, some rice and this lovely simple salad that I want to share with you today. It contains protein rich edamame, green soybeans, and the beans add a lovely crunch to this quick salad. I do hope you'll give this a try. It's a perfect accompaniment to grilled anything. The salad has magnificent color and is meant to be eaten hot or warm. You'll find its color becomes less vibrant as it sits, so make this just before you plan to serve it. Here's the recipe.
Corn Salad with Edamame and Tomatoes...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite based on a recipe developed by Nancie McDermott
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 thin slices fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups frozen sweet corn
1 cup frozen edamame beans
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1) Heat a wok or a deep skillet over high heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat all surfaces of pan.
2) Add garlic, ginger and salt. Stir just until garlic releases its fragrance, about 30 seconds. Add corn and toss to coat with oil. Stir in edamame beans.
3) Add water and cook, tossing or stirring often, until the corn and edamame are hot and tender, about 5 minutes.
4) Add tomatoes and sugar. Toss or stir gently until they are warm and heated through. Add sesame oil and cilantro and mix well. Transfer to a plate. Serve hot or warm. Yield: 4 servings.
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