February 23, 2011

Edamame Hummus

I have been whipping up a whole lotta weird stuff lately. I've been scouring the pantry in an effort to use up things I have, rather than buy new stuffs. Turns out? Stuff in the pantry you haven't used is there because... you don't use it. Wow. So I've been stepping outside my culinary comfort zone with some of these things.

But that's what potlucks are for! Fortunately, you don't have to attach your name to the dish you bring. You can just add it to the table and then feign confusion when someone asks about the dish.

This edamame hummus was at a potluck too small to hide behind however. But I have nice friends, so no one complained.

I used this recipe from The Delicious Life, which is written by a very entertaining woman. But I felt like this recipe needed some more oil or liquid- something to make it creamy rather than chunky. But it tasted pretty good, so if you have a bag of frozen edamame in your freezer, give this recipe a try.

Edamame Hummus
from The Delicious Life

16 oz. bag of frozen edamame
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. water or chicken stock
2 tbsp. sesame oil
salt and pepper

Cook edamame according to package, then drain. Place in an ice bath to cool. When cooled, drain edamame and remove all their little skins. This can be done while watching Oprah, and by squeezing the bean at one end- it will pop out of its skin.

Add lemon juice, garlic, and edamame to food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add water or stock and sesame oil. Process until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.