It’s been a busy month of May! I’m glad I went on a cooking spree the first week because I have not cooked anything since! Sadly, that means I have about 8 recipes to write up and still no time to do so. Here is the first one:
Edamame-style Charred Peas
(original recipe here, although I have adapted it a bit)
I mentioned this on facebook a couple weeks ago, but this has become a favorite Saturday snack for Matt and I.
First you wash and “de-string” the peas (breaking off the end and pulling it down the side. It just makes them easier to eat). I throw mine on my grill pan, you don’t need to use any oil. I let them go for a couple minutes flipping them when they begin to char. You want them to be cooked but not soft/mushy, so don’t go too long. While they are cooking you make the coating. This is where I had to take some liberties. I remembered to buy the peas, but nothing else, so I had to use what I had on hand. Instead of lemon juice, zest, chili flake, and mint, I used lime juice and zest, chili powder, and cilantro. Once the peas are done, toss them in the juice/spice/herb mixture and season with some Kosher salt.
This is a perfect TV snack! You eat it like you would edamame, using your teeth to take the peas out of the pod, it slows you down so you aren’t mindlessly eating. They are salty, spicy, and acidic so they hit all those same flavors that our normal salt and vinegar potato chips would. You can eat the entire plate and it’s less than 200 calories (I’m guessing that I’m over estimating here honestly). Not to mention all those wonderful healthy things that green veggies have to offer. I started to make a joke about “vegging out” in front of the TV… but decided against it (you’re welcome), but I think that goes to show exactly how tired I am!