3.14.2009

the pineapple room


bon appetit magazine featured a popular recipe for wok-fried edamame from the pineapple room in honolulu . i love edamame so i wasn't hesitant to try this recipe out. they were un.be.lie.vable and slightly messy, but so delicious. the peanut oil in the recipe is mainly for its ability to sustain high temperatures without smoking in the wok and the slight peanut taste, but since I didn't have any peanut oil i just used regular vegetable oil. 

Wok-Fried Edamame with Garlic
(6-8 appetizer servings)

1 lb. unshelled fresh or frozen edamame
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Teaspoons oyster sauce
1 Teaspoon hot sesame oil
2 Teaspoons peanut oil
2 Garlic cloves minced

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add edamame. Once the water is boiling again, cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer edamame to a bowl of ice water to cool.

Mix together soy sauce, oyster sauce, and hot sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat peanut oil in a heavy large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute until beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add edamame and stir to heat through, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture; stir 1 minute to coat evenly and heat through. Transfer to platter and serve. 

5 comments:

Alyssa Griffeth said...

WOW! Yum...I make edamame all the time, but this recipe looks REALLY good. I'm a little scared about the oyster sauce though. Did you use it? I'm not even sure what it is, but it sounds fishy and yucky. Should I anyway?!

Rachel Ricchio said...

i did use the oyster sauce and it added the perfect depth of flavor. my sister complained that it tasted a little fishy, but it didn't bother me one bit. the few drops of the oyster sauce make it more of an asian appetizer.

Trevor said...

It looks divine

Anonymous said...

Oyster sauce be very good. Make beans taste like Mamma San. I like eat with fish heads.

Moo Goo Gai Pan

whitney said...

This looks good, but I think P would appreciate some real food too. Do you think you could post some dinner recipes that I could handle? haha that made me laugh. and is Moo Goo faj? WHAT A CHARACTER!