Aug 12, 2011

Easy Garlic Edamame

Even though we all have super busy schedules, my good friends and I always manage to find time to get together to catch up. After all, it is important to take a step back from work and take time to unwind and relax. To make life easier for the hostess, we each will bring a dish to the little gathering. Since I love edamame, I decided to bring this easy appetizer for my pals. I flavored the Japanese favorite with garlic and soy sauce for added flavor and Japanese pepper for added kick. It is always a party favorite.

Materials:
1 pound frozen edamame
2 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Japanese red pepper (can omit if want to avoid spicy food)
1 teaspoon sugar
ground black pepper to taste

Instruction:
1. Cook edamame in boiling water for about 5-6 minute, until tender and drained
2. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a pan, add garlic and saute until lightly golden (do not over cook garlic, else will become bitter)
3. Add soy sauce, sugar to pan and cook for about 30 second, incorporate all ingredients together
4. Add drained edamame and toss until coated
5. Sprinkle red pepper and black pepper over edamame, toss ensure even coating

If you don't have sesame oil, just use olive oil instead. I like to serve this warm, but it is good cold as well. Garlic and pepper flakes really do add a savory kick to this popular Japanese appetizer. Cooking and taste are relative in my opinion, feel free to play around with ingredients to suit your own taste bud. Have a happy weekend. Do you order edamame when you eat out at a Japanese or Asian fusion restaurant?

27 comments:

  1. Oh I love Edamame beans! I always order them too but they're usually served with a tiny bit of chilli and tossed in sea salt I think. They're so yummy AND healthy too! I need to save this recipe and find some frozen Edamame beans...

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  2. If I wasn't allergic to garlic, I would try this recipe out in a heartbeat. It sounds incredible! :)

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  3. just another reason to restock my edamame supply! thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Garlic edamame?! wow! never tried it prepared like that before, but I bet it's delicious. I love anything with garlic!

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  5. Mmmmm I love edamame! Thanks for supplying us with a recipe with a kick! Yummy.

    Lauren
    mildmediumhot.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh great!

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  7. that looks delicious! I love those edomame too, I order them all the time at japanese restaurants

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  8. Mmm this sounds delicious and so easy too! Thx!

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  9. This is really easy to make. Adjustment the amount of ingredient to suit your taste. However I would go easy on soy sauce so it is not so salty.

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  10. What a great twist on edamame and I hope to try it soon too!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. delicious! i will have to try this for sure! cute blog!

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  12. garlic edamame just sounds super delicious. i love edamame and i love garlic. that definitely is something i'd love to try :) possibly tomorrow since i'm planning to have sushi

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  13. Looks heavenly delicious! Not to mention healthy. Enjoy the glorious weekend, Kellie xx

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  14. oooh la la...can i have some more please...

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  15. I actually didn't know what this was before, I must not be very smart.

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  16. I adore edamame! When I make it at home I either have it salted, with soy sauce, or with homemade teriyaki sauce. I'll definitely try this recipe, thanks!

    Leia

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  17. Mmmm I love edamame and spicy food, so this recipe is perfect for me!

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  18. I had these for the first time a few days ago and loved them. Your recipe looks great and those look so yummy.

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  19. Ooo thanks so much for the recipe! I love edamame, but I've managed to only eat it plain - must try this! I love that you and your friends do a little potluck so often! I need to suggest that to our gang- we tend to go out to eat too much!

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  20. Yummm.. Edamame beans are my favourite.
    Lee x

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  21. Sounds yummy! I love edamame. I usually add a dash of garlic salt to mine and bring them to work as a snack!

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  22. yum! I just ate edamame tonight, LOVE it!

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