Asian Shrimp with Edamame

Asian Shrimp with Edamame

It’s all about shrimp these days!  I’m always looking to save money on groceries so I buy a lot of frozen shrimp when it comes on sale. (raw – never cooked – tastes like rubber to me and has far too much salt!).  So when I realized that I had 4 large bags in my freezer, it was time to think up some recipes!  Btw, yesterday’s groceries were $140.00 and consisted of two fish and mainly fruits and veggies!  Is anyone else appalled at the rising prices of food?  I know it’s much more expensive in Canada but I’d be curious to hear what others are experiencing.

The rest of the ingredients came from bits and pieces found in the crisper.  Some leftover red pepper, spring onions and edamame from a previous dish (healthy potato salad) were used to create this Asian flavoured dinner.

Asian Shrimp with Edamame

Most often, I would add lemon to this dish but I only had limes so that`s what it got and it really made a delightful difference in the flavour.  I love the addition of lime to shrimp and it gave a zesty personality to the buckwheat noodles as well.

This dish is so simple and comes together in no time.  Soba noodles have a lovely nutty flavour that adds another dimension but you can use rice pasta or couscous, or freekah.

Edamame is just a fancy name for green soybeans but it is full of valuable nutrients.  It contains fiber, protein, iron and Vitamin A and Vitamin C, just to name a few.  And best of all – they are delicious!

 

Some of these ingredients and flavours may be out of the comfort zone for some of you but I would really recommend giving it a try.  The flavours speak of Summer and it gives you what I like to call that `clean` feeling.  You know that feeling – after you eat you feel as though you`ve had enough but you`re not full?  Best feeling ever!  Do you have that `feel factor’ with your meals?  I would love to hear what foods make you feel clean and light.   Cheers, everyone!

 

 

Asian Shrimp with Edamame
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces soba noodles (buckwheat noodles)
  • 10 ounces package frozen edamame
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Asian Chile Sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 pound of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Combine garlic, ginger, Asian chile sauce, juice of lime, and pepper, mixing well. Add shrimp, ensuring it is coated with mixture but not mixing too aggressively – shrimp is delicate! Give this ten minutes to marinate.
  2. Bring a large pot with salted water to boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to directions. Add edamame in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Heat olive oil in medium sized saucepan on medium high heat. Add red pepper and 1/4 cup spring onions, sautéing for 3 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add shrimp mixture, cooking on each side no more than 1 1/2 minutes. Add soy sauce to pan, mixing well.
  5. Add soba and edamame, turning heat to low while all ingredients are combined and noodles can soak up the flavours.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Top each serving with remaining spring onions.

Asian Shrimp with Edamame

54 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    June 19, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Hey there pretty lady! This looks delicious and I know I’ve told you this before, but I am not a fan of shrimp. . .I know, I’m crazy 🙂 But every time you share a recipe with shrimp I think to myself that I would love to try it – you make it look so tasty.

    I am headed off to look around your blog for some good lunch recipes since I am headed to the grocery store later today and will get the needed ingredients.

    Enjoy your weekend, my sweet friend. Big hugs!
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      Robyn
      June 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I’m determined to convert you, Stephanie! lol – you don’t know what you’re missing. I hope you found something good for lunch.
      Have a wonderful weekend. oxxo
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    Anita Rivera
    June 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Oh Robyn, I love your new banner! Perfect for the sunshine season! Well, here, we are having torrential rain, thunder and lightening, but that does not put a damper on my hopes for some delicious recipes as this one here! I need to do something with my basil, however; all this rain is a bit much for my plant!

    Much love, Anita

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      Robyn
      June 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Anita, I thought it was time for a change and this one seemed to fit 🙂
      We had the rain yesterday but I hope you’re having fun cooking inside today. Thanks for visiting, sweet lady. Love to you. xo
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    Nina
    June 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I love shrimps and these ones look so tasty!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment, my dear!
    Beijinhos
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      Robyn
      June 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Nina, and thanks for popping by, busy lady. I can hardly keep up with you these days! Have a wonderful weekend.
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    Sandi
    June 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    This looks incredible. I plan to sub out the buckwheat noodles (my daughter can’t have it) with rice noodles and give this recipe a try.
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      Robyn
      June 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Strange thing about buckwheat is that it has no wheat, Sandi, but you have to be sure it’s 100% pure buckwheat. I have no idea why they call it that!
      Rice noodles will be delicious too, I use them in most of my pasta dishes.
      Thanks for your kind words. Appreciate the visit!
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    Carole from Carole's Chatter
    June 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Robyn, love your dish. I wonder if you would like to add it to Food on Friday: Chillies over at Carole’s chatter?
    PS If you would like to join in the Food on friday fun each week just let me know if you would like an email reminder

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    Mindy
    June 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I rarely eat meat other than seafood but I do love shrimp. (Try it Stephanie, try it!) I love that you post easy shrimp recipes. As for the grocery cost rising there, it is here too. Unfortunately being down to one income now we notice it even more. Makes me more creative though right?! Thanks for you help in doing so friend.
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      Mindy
      June 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      PS: Your new header is beautiful!!!
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      Robyn
      June 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

      We’re going to have to find a way to get some shrimp into that girl, Mindy! So glad you enjoy the recipes – I could eat it every night.
      Thanks always for your visits and support, Mindy!
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    Medeja
    June 19, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Another great meal with shrimp! I just love everything with shrimp 🙂
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      Robyn
      June 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Thanks so much, Medeja. It seems to be a favourite for lots of folks. Now I’m curious about your salad and I’m on my way to check it out. Thanks for popping in!
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    Linda
    June 20, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Hi Robyn, another healthy dish…LOL Shrimp is a favorite, so I will overlook the healthy buckwheat…..never tried it. You do love to experiment and I like that. I don’t blame you for stocking on things that are on sale.
    It is amazing how much we spend and we don’t have a lot to show for it…..Rising prices…ouch! Still fighting this darn cold. I wanted to come by and say hello. Love your new header…really pops! Much love from WW.

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      Robyn
      June 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

      You won’t see anything but healthy here, Linda, lol. Oh, I did post those Nanaimo bars at Christmas time but it is dark chocolate and that is a super food so it does not count.
      Thanks for popping and and happy to hear you like the header. I was ready for something new. Feel better!! Hugs and love, xoox
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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    June 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Mmmmm….I love shrimp and edamame! We get edamame from our CSA for a few weeks in the summertime and everyone looks forward to them! They are so good fresh. I’m pinning this one to try when we get them! Thanks! I’d love it if you would link it up with us at Foodie Fridays!
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      Robyn
      June 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

      Thanks, Michelle. I just started on edamame a few months ago but I really love it and put it in a lot of dishes.I’m all linked up and good luck with your new link party!
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        Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
        June 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        Thanks for linking up Robyn! We go live every Thursday night / Friday morning at midnight! I hope we will see you again next week too! I need to find some new ways to use my edamame. Usually they don’t get much further than taking them out of their pods. Sometimes I steam them, but either way they go very quickly. Everyone here likes them!
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          Robyn
          June 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

          Looks like your first party was a success. Congrats, Michele! Sounds like you`ve got some healthy eaters at home!

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    Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    June 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oh this dish looks amazing!!

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      Robyn
      June 21, 2014 at 4:36 am

      Thanks so much, Alicia, and it’s nice to meet you. I really enjoyed my visit to your site and your garden looks amazing!
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    cathy
    June 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Robyn, love the new header, very nice :-)! I also love shrimp and edamame, this is a dish for me with awesome infused flavor! My mouth is watering, so I PINNED this goodness to make tomorrow for dinner! Whoo Hoo, love new recipes!
    Cathy

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      Robyn
      June 21, 2014 at 4:37 am

      Thanks so much, Cathy. I find myself changing with the seasons, lol. Appreciate the pinnage and hope you enjoy this dish. I’m curious – do the kids like edamame too?
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        cathy
        June 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

        My kids love edamame and pop it out right from the pods! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on Wine’d down Wednesday! 🙂
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          Robyn
          June 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

          I love it too, Cathy, such a great, healthy snack! Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

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    Marla
    June 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Sounds like a great recipe although I have never been a shrimp lover, but this recipe I would be able to eat the shrimp with all the healthy ingredients. Thanks for sharing another great recipe on Real Food Fridays. Shared on twitter & pinterest.
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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Thanks so much for sharing, Marla. You are another person we will have to convert to shrimp! lol. Have a great day.

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    June 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This dish looks absolutely delicious! I love the combination of ingredients. We use to live on the coast and had access to fresh seafood all the time. Now, that we are inland what you get isn’t as great unless you catch the day the store receives new product. I usually purchase frozen shrimp. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Pinning
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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

      I am inland at the moment as well, Cindy and I miss my fresh daily catch. I buy frozen as well. Most companies flash freeze it on the boats so you are still getting fresh shrimp. Thanks so much for your visit

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    SizzleandZoom
    June 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Will be trying this delicious shrimp dish. Love your new banner.
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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thanks so much, Susan. Oh, I will have to go check out your holiday decorations.

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    cheri
    June 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Robyn, what a gorgeous dish! love your new header!
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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Thanks so much, Cheri! I`m off to see your latest creation 🙂

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I am addicted to edamame! My favorite sushi restaurant serves it like restaurants serve BREAD! Makes me so happy, especially when I sit down STARVING!
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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Aren’t they just the best! And wouldn’t it be great if all the restaurants starting serving them?

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    Miz Helen
    June 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    Your Asian Shrimp Edamame looks fabulous! Your place at our table is very special and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful food with all of us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Robyn
      June 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      What a lovely compliment, Miz Helen, thanks so much! I really have enjoyed your parties and you can count on me popping in each week. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit 🙂
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    Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)
    June 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I just made something very simplier with eggs instead of shrimp… I love the soba noodles. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday. I love your healthy recipes.

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      Robyn
      June 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Diane, and thanks for the visit! Always a pleasure to pop in to see you on Fridays.
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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
    June 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    This sounds delicious Robyn and that overhead picture is gorgeous. Can’t wait to try it!

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      Robyn
      June 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks, Krista! And a photography compliment from you is high praise indeed. I love your shots! Thanks so much for popping in. 🙂
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    Cheryl
    June 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I love a meal you put together from things you already have available, I really think that’s the best way for us to cut down on our grocery budgets – Use What You Have! Thanks for bringing this recipe to The Yuck Stops Here link party! You’ve been pinned and stumbled! HUGS
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      Robyn
      June 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, Cheryl, and I couldn`t agree more! Always a pleasure to join your party and thanks for sharing.
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    CJ Huang
    June 29, 2014 at 6:19 am

    When I saw the edamame, I knew I had to give this recipe a try! The flavors sound just wonderful. 🙂 Stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!
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    Laura@Baking in Pyjamas
    June 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

    That meal looks delicious, I love everything in there. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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      Robyn
      June 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura. My pleasure to join your party!

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
    October 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I only recently discovered soba noodles, and I absolutely love them!! This looks like a perfect lunch for me to bring to work. Can’t wait to try it!
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      Robyn
      October 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

      I love them too, Michelle. I need my pasta so it’s nice to have a healthy alternative. This is so quick and easy, too. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!
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