Made this tonight based on the positive reviews. It was SO easy and quick to make and best of all - delicious! I didn't have zucchini but ended up throwing in onion, carrot, red bell pepper, celery and a green onion. Might add more of the garlic/spices next time and I agree that the fresh cilantro/lemon juice is a must. Served it over couscous. Can't wait to take the leftovers to work tomorrow!!!
Egyptian Edamame Stew
A riff on the Egyptian classic ful medames, a highly seasoned fava bean mash, this version is made with easier-to-find edamame. Edamame (fresh green soybeans) have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. They can be found shelled in the freezer section of well-stocked supermarkets. This stew is great served with couscous, bulgur or warm whole-wheat pita bread to soak up the sauce.
34 Reviews for Egyptian Edamame Stew
This was my first time cooking with edamame, though I've eaten several edamame recipes in the past. I made a few changes to the recipe, because, as a vegetarian, I'm always trying to find healthy ways of adding protein to a meal without just heading straight for dairy or eggs. Edamame is already pretty high protein, which is nice, but I threw in some seitan to amp it up a bit more and make it a bit heartier. Rather than serving over rice, I cooked up some quinoa, which is also great for protein as far as grains go. Instead of serving over the quinoa, I just mixed it all together. Rather than a stew, it was more like a hearty grain dish. I threw it in some tupperware and ate it for just about every meal over the next few days -- tons of protein and relatively low calorie -- and it was delicious cold too (what can I say, I don't have a microwave, and sometimes I just don't feel like firing up the stove). My only regret is that, although I love the concept of quinoa, I can't cook it properly to save my life. Overall, this was a great recipe, and I'll be trying it again soon.
This recipe was delicious! I love edamame, but I have never cooked with it. It was simple to do and very quick to put together. I would recommend this recipe to anyone. I served it over long grain rice (its all I had on hand), but next time I will try it over couscous. I feel great eating a vegetarian dish because its healthy but its also good for the environment.
I found that the edamame was too firm compared to the other vegetables in the dish and it was lacking in flavor. We've tried other recipes from this site and have been quite pleased with them, but this one just didn't live up to expectations.