Celebrate Arkansas Soybean Month with a Healthy and Easy Edamame Succotash
It’s the best month of the year. It’s Arkansas Soybean Month and I hopped in my car and drove to southern Arkansas to meet my dear blogging friend, Jodi Coffee with The Coffee House Life, for dinner and celebrate The miracle bean in Camden, Ark. at The Postmasters Grill.
The Postmasters Grill is located in a historic former post office originally built in 1896. Emily Jordan-Robertson, the owner said, “Restoring and renovating the post office was a passion and the restaurant is a bonus.”
As part of the Kitchen Fields Table Tour, The Postmasters Grill has partnered with the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board to serve a featured dish dedicated to Arkansas soybean producers. Emily’s commitment to providing the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients (whenever possible) is the perfect fit for the Kitchen Fields Table Tour.
Jodi and I enjoyed not just one, but three signature dishes featuring soybeans. Everything we were served seemed to pull all the flavors of autumn together.
From the edamame with black sesame and turmeric salt with soy sauce to the Mesquite Chicken Autumn Soup to the Edamame Succotash side dish we were thrilled and inspired to try our own versions when we couldn’t get back to Camden in a timely fashion.
The Edamame Succotash is makes an excellent side dish because it’s healthy, easy and it may be served warm or cold.
Soy is the only Source of complete vegetable protein as it contains the three macro-nutrients required for good nutrition; complete protein, carbohydrate, and fat along with vitamins and minerals including calcium, folic acid, and iron.
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 3 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1 cup diced red pepper
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 1/2 cups soybeans (shelled)
- 1 cup corn
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup basil
- Sautee green onions and garlic in sesame oil for three minutes.
- Add parsely and tomatoes for another two minutes.
- Add soybeans and corn another five minutes.
- Stir in cilantro and basil and serve.
- May be served warm or cold.
Governor Hutchison proclaims November Arkansas Soybean Month and what a way of recognizing more than 90 years of the state’s largest row crop — Arkansas ranks 10th in the nation for soybean production.
The Kitchen Fields Table Tour was developed to raise awareness about the soybean industry in Arkansas and encourages Arkansans and all who visit the restaurants to eat soy foods and so fed protein, such as pork, poultry, and fish because of the essential nutrients and high-quality protein in their diets.
Let me know if you enjoy this recipe or have a different version you would like to share. What are the other ways you enjoy soy products? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.
If you find yourself enjoying a soy dish, post a photo of it on social media using the hashtag #ARSoySupper. I’d be thrilled to see it!