These Garlic Chili Edamame are an easy to prepare snack that can be on the table in 10 minutes from start to finish. Made with a wonderful garlic and chili paste sauce to coat the steamed edamame, you’ll be quite addicted, but in a healthy way… eating one after the other.
Sometimes on Sundays we go and have sushi at our favorite place, Nozumi. While I regularly order the Hawaiian Roll, Dave will have the Chirashi Salad, which packs lettuce, rice and a variety of fresh, diced fish with a incredible dressing to mix in.
One item we like while waiting on our sushi are their steamed and spiced edamame. I continuously find myself reaching for one after the other, popping them in my mouth and crunching on the seeds from the salted and spicy pods. You don’t eat the pods, just discard them in the other provided bowl and in minutes the once filled bowl empties and the other fills with edamame-less pods.
I been loving the packaged fully cooked and ready to eat edamame in the refrigerated vegetable area of my local market. These are perfect for a quick and easy snack and edamame are so good for you. These soybeans in their shells are fun snacking fare and just steamed with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes and I’m a happy camper.
Over at our favorite sushi house here in San Diego I love the spicy sauce they have on them. A simple almost creamy garlic chili paste. I think I’ve replicated it pretty well, at least that’s what Dave says. He is an edamame eating fiend. These made me a believer.
Interestingly I read that a 1/2 cup of soybeans has 34 grams of protein compared to a 1/2 cup of chicken which has about 17 grams, while that same 1/2 cup of tofu has about 10 grams. And there you have it!
If you can’t find the fully cooked edamame in your local market, head over to the frozen vegetable section or your local Asian market. Simply cook up a pound of the frozen edamame in the pods in salted boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and season with salt or try my tasty spiced up Garlic Chili Edamame. Enjoy!
- 10oz (283gm) edamame, precooked
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp chili paste
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- sea salt flakes
- In a small fry pan on medium low heat add the sesame oil and garlic. Sauté for several minutes until a golden brown, do not burn. Remove pan from heat and cool.
- In a medium bowl mix together the sautéed garlic, chili paste, mayonnaise and soy sauce.
- Steam edamame in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. Add the warmed edamame to the garlic chili sauce and toss to coat. Season with sea salt and serve warm.