Friday, July 15, 2011

Pasta, Edamame, and Bacon


Took a little break there- we were on the road stranded with car trouble… well not the whole time, of course, but long enough! We actually had a really nice visit with family, just tough to look past a two day ride home where we replaced two tires and a couple hours down the road, our transmission went out. But on a happier note… I made this yummy pasta. :) (Here is a link to the video- you just basically toss soy beans in with cooked pasta and bacon and sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top.) By the way- isn’t that cellantani pasta cool? It just looks like a party!

Lyd’s Tip: This is one of Sandra Lee’s Round Two Recipes, but if you didn’t make the first round, it worked well to crisp up the bacon (cut into thin pieces) and then saute the onions and edamame in the bacon fat. It gives it a good flavor and skips a couple steps.

Round 2 Recipe: Edamame (Soy Bean) with Pasta (R2R from Sandra Lee)

    • 1/2 pound bow tie pasta
    • 4 slices bacon, diced
    • 1 cup leftover Sauteed Edamame
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, optional

    Click here to see how she does it.

    Cook pasta according to box instructions.

    While pasta is cooking saute bacon in a medium skillet over medium-low heat until bacon is brown and crispy. Pour off half the excess bacon fat from the pan. Add the leftover soybeans and saute for 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta, season with salt and pepper and stir so that the pasta is thoroughly coated with the bacon fat. Transfer to serving bowl and top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    Sauteed Edamame:

    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, season with salt and pepper, to taste and saute for 2 minutes. Add edamame and saute for 4 minutes until edamame are heated through and onions are tender. (Reserve leftover Sauteed Edamame for online Round 2 Recipe "Bowtie Pasta with Edamame.)

    Use the leftovers from this recipe to make Edamame with Pasta.

1 comment:

jess and seth said...

I really like Edamame--I think this recipe sounds so delicious! And my favorite pasta! I can't wait to try it. And so sorry about your car trouble!