This Spicy Garlic Ginger Edamame is ridiculously easy to make and tastes amazing. Cooking edamame at home is easy and only takes a few minutes. Switch to the spicy edamame recipe or read on for our tips on how to prepare the recipe.
The first time we tried edamame at a sushi restaurant. It is often sold as a snack. We’ve often found it served simply with sea salt sprinkled over steamed edamame pods, but in this recipe we enhance the flavor with lots of garlic, ginger and a tangy chilli sauce.
What is edamame and how do you eat it?
Edamame are young soybeans, meaning the beans are sweet and easy to eat. As in this recipe, the edamame is often boiled and served in the shell. They are high in protein and essential vitamins and are so much fun to eat.
You don’t actually eat the peel. Instead, to eat them, use your front teeth to scrape the beans from their shells. They come out very easily.
How to cook edamame
To cook edamame at home, start with fresh or frozen edamame in the shell. Since it is no longer available, we use frozen. Then steam or boil until the pods are light green and warmed through. Drain, then sprinkle with sea salt, or omit the salt and toss the cloves with our ginger garlic sauce (it’s that good).
Make the Spicy Garlic Ginger Sauce
This sauce can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a day or two. It’s very easy to do. Simply heat chopped garlic and ginger in oil until fragrant (takes a minute, above). Remove the pan from the heat and add the soy sauce, something sweet like maple syrup, and something spicy like sambal oelek or sriracha.
I prefer sambal oelek which is a powerhouse in the kitchen. It’s made with crushed raw red peppers, some vinegar, and salt. It’s also sold in most grocery stores, just check the international aisle.
When the edamame is done, simply drizzle with the sauce. Easy!
Edamame flavored with garlic and ginger
This Spicy Garlic Edamame is ridiculously easy to make and tastes amazing. Cooking edamame at home is easy and only takes a few minutes. In the recipe, the edamame is cooked in its shell. However, the shells are not eaten. To eat the beans inside, use your front teeth to scrape the beans out of their shells. They come out very easily.
Makes about 4 servings
1 pound fresh or frozen edamame in pods
1 tablespoon neutral oil such as avocado, grapeseed, or safflower
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons light soy sauce or tamari
2 to 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup, sugar or honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 to 1 tablespoon sambal oelek or sriracha
- Edamame cook
- make the sauce
Edamame can be prepared on the stovetop or in the microwave.
To cook the edamame: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt. Add edamame and bring to the boil again. Cook until light green and warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes. drain.
For Microwave Edamame: Place edamame in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water and a pinch of salt. Partially cover the bowl with a plate, then heat on high until light green and piping hot. Depending on the microwave, this can take between 1 and 5 minutes.
Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant but before browning, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove pan from heat, then add soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, and chili sauce.
Taste and season with additional maple syrup to balance out the soy sauce or more chilli sauce for extra spiciness.
Mix the edamame with the sauce and serve.
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- Sambal Oelek is a chilli paste made from crushed raw red chillies, some vinegar and salt. Available at most grocery stores, just check the international aisle.
- Nutritional Facts: The nutritional values given below are estimates. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1/4 of the recipe / calories 183 / total fat 9.9g / Saturated Fatty Acids 2.9g / cholesterol 0 mg / sodium 265.7mg / carbohydrates 12.9g / fiber 5.5g / total sugar 5.6g / protein 13.5g
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