Edamame & Sweet Pea Spread

April 13, 2010


Author Notes: This is an easy yet gorgeous Asian-inspired spread. For a different twist, serve with quartered and friend wonton skins. This spread also makes a wonderful side dish, when slightly warmed, with sauteed whitefish filets.epicureanodyssey

Serves: makes about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen sweet peas
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • rice crackers, to serve
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the frozen edamame, and the fresh peas, if using. Bring back to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. If not using fresh peas, add the frozen peas and cook another minute. Drain and refresh under cold water.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add the edamame and peas (reserving 1/4 cup whole edamame and peas for garnish) and process to a paste. Add the rice vinegars and process another 30 seconds. With the motor running, slowly add 1/3 cup olive oil and continue processing until relatively smooth. If the mixture seems too thick and chunky, add another the remaining olive oil. Add salt to taste. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. To serve, turn out into a serving bowl, garnish with the reserved whole edamame and peas, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve with rice crackers.

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3 Reviews

Author Comment
epicureanodyssey December 28, 2011
I'm thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, and I love it when a cook makes something their own. Happy New Year!
 
Author Comment
epicureanodyssey December 28, 2011
So happy you enjoyed it. I love it when cooks make a recipe their own.. Happy New Year! <br />
 
roryrabbitfield December 28, 2011
Lovely, super-simple recipe. I made it with just peas (no edamame). Delicious.