Wednesday, October 20, 2010

peanut butter & jelly. and bacon. and edamame.

My friend Aims posted this recipe, strawberry-glazed edamame with bacon, and I was so intrigued. I never would have put these ingredients together! So I had to try it. And, wow, it works! The strawberry preserves give the dish a slight sweetness, making the bacon seem almost candied. What a discovery!

While I had the bacon going, I cooked an extra piece to make a peanut butter bacon sandwich. This was one of my favorites as a kid. At least twice a month my family had BLT night. Problem was, I didn't like tomatoes or mayo (still can't stand mayo), so my dad would make me this sandwich instead. My childhood peanut butter sandwich was just peanut butter on toast. This time I made the sandwich and cooked it in a pan with a little butter, like a grilled cheese. I also put a little honey on it. Yum. The edamame was a perfect side for it, too. What with the jelly and all :)

Strawberry-Glazed Edamame with Bacon
From Sweet & Saucy Blog(with slight adaptations)

8oz. frozen, shelled edamame
1-2 Tbsp. strawberry preserves
4 strips of bacon, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
Freshly ground black pepper

Cook/steam edamame according to package instructions. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain excess fat, reserving about a teaspoon of drippings. Add cooked edamame and grated garlic to skillet and stir to coat. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry preserves into the mixture and stir well to combine. Add liberal amount of fresh ground black pepper. Serve warm.

related posts from the archive:
Edamame salad with almonds
Local band pasta salad with strawberries and asparagus
cannellini beans with bacon & fennel


Danielle said...

that sounds sooo good. I go to this sandwich shop in St. Louis that has a PB, bacon, and banana sandwich.... it is so so sooo good.

and now I'm craving one.

Hannah said...

Oh ging gang gooly gosh! This sounds fantastic and so out-of-the-ordinary! If only I could find edamame easily here in Canberra... am definitely going to have to head to the Asian grocery store soon!