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Edamame with Star Anise, Red Pepper Flake and Toasted Sesame Oil (inspired by Three Muses)
2 cups Edamame
1 Tbsp Star Anise Seeds
2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
1 Tsp Red Pepper Flake
Roasted Black Sesame Seeds (optional)
Boil edamame according to the package (typically boil 3 minutes in salted water). Remove from heat and drain in a colander. In a saute pan, toss edamame with star anise, sesame oil and red pepper flake. Warm over low/medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Garnish with roasted black sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
While I was in New Orleans, Chris, Sabrina and I stopped into Three Muses for some jazz, a drink and a few snacks, including their edamame. It was such a simple but flavorful combination that I knew I needed to recreate it at home. Three Muses ended up as one of the stand out restaurants of my trip. A little unassuming, but absolutely delightful.