This spicy garlic edamame is ridiculously simple to make and tastes amazing. Cooking edamame at home is easy and takes minutes. In the recipe, we cook the edamame in their shells. You don’t actually eat the shells, though. To eat the beans inside, use your front teeth to scrape the beans out of their shell. They pop out really easily.
You Will Need
1 pound fresh or frozen edamame in their pods
1 tablespoon neutral oil like avocado, grape seed or safflower oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced 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
- Cook Edamame
- Make the Sauce
Edamame can be made on the stovetop or in the microwave.
To boil edamame: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt. Add the edamame and return to a boil. Cook until bright green and heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
To microwave edamame: Place the edamame in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Partially cover the dish with a plate, and then microwave on high until bright green and heated through. Depending on your microwave, this can take 1 to 5 minutes.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant, but before they brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the skillet from the heat, and then stir in the soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, and chili sauce.
Taste and adjust with additional maple syrup to balance out the soy sauce or more chili sauce to make it spicier.
Toss the edamame with the sauce and serve.
The full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here