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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quick Edamame Soup

edamame soup

I spent my weekend driving around unknown territories in South Florida scoping out the scenery in order to see what the place is all about and such. The trip was strictly business and almost no pleasure, so I'm incredibly beat and my powers are very weak right now, my lovelies. However, it's times like these that my Cauldron does the magic by whipping up something quick, easy, and delicious like my 'Quick Edamame Soup'!

Oh how lovely it is...














Here's the recipe:

Quick Edamame Soup for 2-3
6 1/4 Cups of Low Sodium Vegetable Broth*
1 Cup of Frozen, Organic Edamame Beans
1/3 Cup of Sliced Scallions (greens and white ends)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Garlic (chopped)
1 Tsp. Fresh, Minced Ginger (optional)
2 Small, Organic Carrots (peeled & sliced on the diagonal)
5-6 oz. Rice Noodle Pasta (1/3 a pack of Thai Kitchen Brand)
1-1 1/4 Tbsp. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1/2-3/4 Tsp. Chile Garlic Sauce
1/4 Tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 Tbsp. Peanut or Veg Oil for sauté
Salt to taste
Possible Toppings-cilantro, scallions, chilies, avocado, sprouts, etc...

*Please use a broth that is super low sodium-2-6% sodium is truly low!

In a large soup pot or cauldron, place the 1/2 Tbsp. of veg oil and bring it to medium heat. Once, hot, add the scallions and sauté for about a minute. Then add the garlic, ginger, & carrots and allow to sizzle for about 15-20 seconds more. Add the broth, put the top on at an angle, and bring the heat up to reach a boil. Once boiling, add the Edamame. This will cool the soup down again, so bring it back up to a boil and allow the Edamame to boil with the lid at an angle for only 2 and 1/2 minutes. Remove the lid, stir, and add the soy, chili garlic sauce, and sesame oil. Stir again and add the rice noodles. Once the rice noodles have been added, immediately move the soup from the heat and allow it to stand for about 12-14 minutes stirring from time to time (this is how the rice noodles cook-they just need super hot water, not boiling water!). Salt to taste...

Enjoy!















*Did you know?
-Like the protein found in meat, the protein in soybeans a.k.a. Edamame is "complete," meaning all of the eight amino acids needed for human health are present. Soybeans are the only vegetable that contains complete protein!

56 comments:

  1. Stellina...I love my man in the kitchen too...especially when I'm either beat or just plain not in the mood to face the pots and pans!
    It seems that your Cauldron boy seems to have powers of his own ;o)...will he soon take over?

    Edamame is great and just this past weekend I had a chance to whip up an amazing spread...hoping to share it soon.

    If ever I come across a whole grain Asian pasta...I let you know pronto!

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  2. This soup looks like it's just the thing to replenish magical energies. :)
    Even though it was a business trip, I hope it was enjoyable! I would love to drive through south Florida on any given day.
    Happy Autumn to you too, Stella.
    Where did the Summer go?

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  3. hey Stella,

    first of all, i really hope you get some rest and get all those magical powers back. nonetheless, it's great to see my favorite witch cooking in her cauldron again.

    secondly, you're going to cringe when i tell you this. i love edamame, but i have to admit, back in my university days i used to eat them as a snack by the bag full. what's so bad about that? well let's just say for your ears' sake, i "dashed" some salt on them just like they do at the Japanese restaurants. don't worry, with kiddies now, those days are gone.

    lastly, even being beat, you still manage to come up with such magical dishes. when i read your title, i was imagining a pureed soup but then saw your picture and was once again blown away. oh how i'd love that for lunch right now. it's so beautiful and full of goodness. i also love that you can put avocados in this too. never ever tried avocado in noodle soup before - genius! i love my avocados and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into anything. luv luv luv this dish Stella!

    hope you get some good rest!

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  4. This looks perfect for the upcoming cool fall nights! I'll have to give it a try soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  5. Lovely is right! I adore soups like this--all the comforts of home and a healthy dose of veggies!

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  6. This really does look so easy. Stella, I really appreciate your blog and how you show case vegetarianism at its best. I think it's easy peasy too.

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  7. I love edamame...even good as a snack. But I have never cooked it as a soup. Your soup looks very delicious....one that I would love after a good game of badminton.....mmmm.....very healthy, too :D

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  8. Happy Autumn Stella! Best time of the year. This soup looks delicious. Always enjoy fast food. I do use whole wheat spaghetti for asian noodle dishes to make it a tad healthier. And it is easy to find just about anywhere.

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  9. Your soup looks so healthy and so good. I have never had edamame and am really anxious to try them. Fall is here...soup time
    Rita.

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  10. oh my goodness, that was unbelievably fast! I am still perusing through your past posts! and yes, i would love the recipe for the green juice. I am actually trying to find recipes so I can start planning my week long meal rotations once school starts. I refuse to be a disorganized mess this year!
    Love your blog :)

    -Amy

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  11. Love this! It looks like the perfect summer soup--light, but filling.

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  12. i make a soup similar to this and yours sounds delicious. thanks for the recipe =)

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  13. Oh bliss in a bowl! And what a beautiful bowl it is too! You must realise by now that I'm completely batty about tableware and obsess about it as much as I do about what's IN it LOL That shade of blue is GORGEOUS, is my absolute favourite colour and happens to be the colour of my KitchenAid mixer too.

    Ooh! I'm supposed to talk about the food too, right? Just kidding ;) Please tell CB that this, quick and easy though it may be, is a work of art! I would be so happy to find this waiting for me, when I come home exhausted! Lucky you!

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  14. This looks delicious Stella! You know, I['m in South Florida as well...Cape Coral (only about 140 miles north of Miami). You should let me know if you are in the area and we can meet for lunch sometime.

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  15. This sounds amazing! Just bookmarked it to make soon!

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  16. I think your magical powers were very strong lovely Stella, I mean even after a huge few days with no pleasure I'm only fit for gasping & laying parallel hoping someone will feed me :) (I know I'm pathetic..... ) So kudos to you.
    This dish really looks pretty dam good for you too; I'm lovin' the cauldron back down off the shelf.

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  17. What?! It is officially Autumn? :O

    This noodle soup just looks beautiful. To me, such colors and simplicity entice me. Is the usual whole wheat pasta not a whole grain pasta? Or are you just looking for Asian-type pasta? Have you tried pasta made from brown quinoa?

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  18. This soup looks so wonderful :) I do have some edamame in the freezer...

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  19. A delicious soup! Sounds terrific with adamame and I also love the addition of ginger here.

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  20. That is such a colourful, healthy-looking soup. You'd be pretty knackered for it to not lift your spirits! I really should pay more attention to the contents of the freezer section in my Asian grocer - they *must* have frozen edamame so I can get some to make this delish soup ;)

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  21. Hi Stella, I think the best recipes are simple, fresh, healthy and made by someone else, lol, just kidding, I do like to cook but it's fun to share the kitchen duties once in a while:) Thanks for sharing this recipe for soup when I get back from my trip this week I'm going to be looking up this recipe for sure, take care, Patty

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  22. A great soup! So healthy and warming.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  23. Just my kind of quick and comforting food. This looks so good, I am tempted to have it for breakfast :)

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  24. Happy Autumn to you as well Stella! I hope your trip to south Florida was fruitful.

    Brilliant and easy dish...I love that it is gluten-free! Can you believe I have never made rice noodles before? They intimidate me for some weird reason!

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  25. The soup looks incredible! I wish my husband could whip up something like this some day...

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  26. This sounds amazing and I love how healthy it is.

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  27. Sounds like the perfect comfort food after returning from a stressful trip! Chile garlic sauce sounds like the perfect kick for this soup!

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  28. Omgosh Im going to sound like a completely stupid foodie here but edamame are soybeans? Woah news to me! haha. I love edamame but I never thought it was the same thing! This looks great Stella! Why couldn't you move to Korea?

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  29. Oh Stella, I hope you feel better soon. Get some rest and let the man be a man in the kitchen. Wouldn't be so bad right? (wink). I like when my man works in the kitchen! I like edamame! especially salted edamame. I know salty isn't good but it's so enjoyable like popcorn and you can't stop! Hmm..if I see wholewheat Asian pasta I will be sure to let you know. I will look for it for you.

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  30. oh Stella, your powers are stronger than you think! I have been wanting to do something with Edamame this year to introduce it into my girls diet, this soup looks spectacular!! It is going on the menu for sure!
    thank Cauldron Boy for making your recipe to share with us!

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  31. Now this is a soup I need to try.

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  32. Hi Stella, Wow can I have a bowl of your soup to warm me up please ?:) You know I love edamame so much I can eat a whole by my self, not in one sitting of course. But I never know how else to use so thanks so much for the tip. Can't wait to combine 2 of my favorite things. Oh and thanks , no I didn't know, good to know.

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  33. Oh darn. I don't have any cauldrons on hand. I'll have to go get one. Well, maybe I'll just make this yummy looking soup in a pan. Kind of boring, but hopefully tastes the same!

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  34. I love a quick soup! Will you hate me for saying there's a down side to soy though? Ugh, I hate that it's true. There's a book called The Whole Soy Story that talks about it if you are interested!

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  35. Stella, I looove these 'sprinkles' on your blog! :)

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  36. I bet it's wonderful to be home. I usually detest working vacations when I don't get to cook or eat anything really fresh. This soup looks amazing! I love edamame beans. Delicious!

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  37. Stella, that picture is just perfect!!! The colors are amazing and I love that witchy ribbon... soup looks delish too... just what you need for a quick warm and wonderful meal!

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  38. I am so glad I found your blog. Stella was my grandma's name and I know she would approve of that soup. It looks SO delicious and I know my whole family will love it. Thank you!!

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  39. Edamame is one of my favorite beans! what a brilliantly delicious soup. I love that it's quick!

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  40. I have the same bag of edamame beans in my fridge, which means that this soup is just begging to be made! Thanks for sharing it with me...it would be perfect for a cool Fall day.

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  41. oh wow! I love this! This is such a great recipe to have on hand when the weather is kind of chilly, and you don't want to mess around with meat. So savory, so comforting!

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  42. I love edamame and have been meaning to make a soup using them myself! This looks lovely!

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  43. Rest and relax! this soup looks lovely and healthy and so tasty!

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  44. The Kitchen Witch makes this for me all the time. It is simple, delicious, always satisfying, and something that I find myself craving often. Mmmm..... noodley soup!

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  45. what a colorful bowl of healthy goodness!!!

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  46. This looks super comforting and of course, delicious. I'll save it for the winter! :)

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  47. Way to go cauldron Boy!! great soup, perfect for my little pips, she adores edamame, she insists that I always have a couple of frozen bags onhand all the time, her fav are the unshelled ones so she can pop them out herself, trouble is I find them everywhere the next day, ahh a perfect soup for my past days of misery, this is sure to be on my menu next week...to complete my healing..
    bonnie
    sweetlife

    sweetlife

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  48. This looks so lovely. I have to steer clear of soy as I am on medication that disagrees with it, but they are really yummy and creamy.
    :)
    Valerie

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  49. Sometimes I to drive around and just explore. I love this soup! My husband is not a soup fan so I will whip up a bowl just for me!

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  50. Looks delicious! I can't wait to try this

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  51. Very pretty! Surprisingly I have everything I need to make this soup. I think I'll be making this for dinner later this week. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  52. My Stellita,

    I have been feeling lousy for several days now, so I wish someone had made me a soup like yours...I'm sure it not only tastes good, but has the image of home-made...mommy-made that I fell in love with it...
    I need to be pampered...Could you send me that soup by mail?? ;D
    Cristina

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  53. This looks scrumptious! With the weather being so chilly, it would be the perfect dish to curl up to with a good book. Thank you for sharing!
    Namaste.

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  54. Thank you for the recipe.Bought the edamame to place in my freezer not knowing what to do with it. Now I will make your delious soup.

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  55. Thank you so much for the recipe. Can I add tofu to it.

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  56. Yes! Tofu would be great here. Just be sure to dry it a bit with a paper towell and add it to the soup at the last 2-3 minutes of cooking:) Enjoy, Dearie!

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