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Azuki beans

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Any favorite ways to prepare, cook, and serve them?

Sweet or savory?


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Yetty CintaS

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Yetty, one of my favourite simple desserts is served at Hapa Izakaya, a local Japanese restaurant. It's vanilla-bean ice cream, topped with sweet adzuki beans and chunks of senbei (rice cracker). Sounded weird the first time I read the menu description, but the textural combination coupled with the sweet/sour dichotomy is deliciously good.


Joie Alvaro Kent

"I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2,000 of something." ~ Mitch Hedberg

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Joie, what's the sour element in that dessert?


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Joie, what's the sour element in that dessert?

Damn, my late-night posts... I meant salty! :rolleyes:

:blush:


Joie Alvaro Kent

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i've found that you can use azuki beans in most bean recipes, with an adjustment for their shorter cooking time. sure, they're a little sweeter than some, but it's really a relative thing--they still taste like beans after all. you might not want to do something like a mexican-style refried beans with them, but in most bean soup recipes they do fine.

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Hello--reviving this topic. I'm especially interested in hearing about savory recipes using these babies. I've got a bag of them in the kitchen begging to be used. Thanks in advance. :smile:

Add me to the list. I have to admit that I've never tried adzuki beans, but I noticed people talking about them on egullet, and bought a bag when I saw them at the supermarket. But now they keep falling off my ingredient radar, and it would be great to change that!

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i've found that you can use azuki beans in most bean recipes, with an adjustment for their shorter cooking time.  sure, they're a little sweeter than some, but it's really a relative thing--they still taste like beans after all.  you might not want to do something like a mexican-style refried beans with them, but in most bean soup recipes they do fine.

Yeah, I figured I could always just sub them for any other beans. But ... well, I guess I should clarify that I'm looking for savory recipes that work especially well with adzuki beans' unique properties and flavor profile--not necessarily traditional Asian recipes, but those would be really cool too.

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