This edamame sesame noodle stir-fry will leave you satisfied whether you eat it as a side dish or a full meal. The edamame, a plant-based source of protein, goes extremely well with the nutty sesame aroma. Other ingredients are a frozen Asian veggie mix, some mie noodles, soy sauce and spices. This dish takes 30 minutes at most.
Ever since I discovered frozen edamame at my local grocery store I have been looking for ways to use them. They are a great source of protein and fibre whilst also tasting fantastic. A few weeks ago I made a sesame chili edamame bowl (here), which is delicious but can get repetitive. A lot of recipes online use edamame in salads and it is still too cold for that. I am eating frozen yogurt (Strawberry Frozen Yogurt or Strawberry Yogurt Gelato), but I wrap myself in a thick fleece blanket as I do it. When in doubt, throw it in a stir-fry with noodles and soy sauce, right? That is how this delicious recipe was born. It is very filling served either as a vegan dish or on the side of some teriyaki chicken or pork belly, which is what I made with some leftovers.
Edamame Sesame Noodle Stir-Fry
Yield: 3-4 portions depending on size Difficulty: 1/5 Time: 25-30 minutes
- 1-2 tbl flavour neutral oil
- 350 gr frozen Asian-Style vegetable mix (or whatever vegetables you have leftover, diced)
- 300 gr frozen or fresh edamame, cooked
- 1 packet of wok noodles (whatever you have or prefer)
- Asian style spice blend
- soy sauce
- sesame seeds
- sesame oil
- chili flakes, spring onion as garnish
1. Boil the edamame for about five minutes in lightly salted water, drain and put them in cold water.
2. Cook the wok noodles according to the package instructions, drain them and cool them.
3. Put a wok or a high-walled sauté pan on high heat and add the oil.
4. When the oil is hot add the frozen vegetable mix and sauté until all the water has evaporated and it is starting to get some colouring and charring.
5. Add the cooked edamame and sauté until lightly roasted.
6. Add sesame seeds and spices and roast them for a few minutes on medium heat.
7. Add the wok noodles about a third at a time and stir to distribute the vegetables evenly. By using a chopstick you can minimize the noodle breakage. Fry noodles a little until they get some colour.
7. Season with soy sauce and additional spices to taste. Add a drizzle of sesame oil for flavour and serve with a sprinkle of chili flakes or spring onion. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top as a garnish (optional).
Well, there you have an easy and delicious recipe for an edamame sesame noodle stir-fry. I know you are probably all making fun of me, because edamame are so fascinating to me. Germany is always a little late to the trendy foods. You cannot find fresh kale here all year round as it appears you can in America. You can barely find it in winter. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day. Stay safe and wear a mask!