Edamame makes an easy and protein-packed tasty snack or appetizer. You can either buy them fresh or frozen, and cook them in a pinch and flavor them to your taste preference.
I always keep frozen edamame stocked in my freezer (you cant taste the difference between fresh and frozen).
A simple method that only requires a pot and some water. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add enough salt so the water tastes as salty as sea water. Add in-shell edamame and cook until the beans are tender and the edamame floats to the top of the water (about 5 minutes). Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, and season as desired before serving.
For my Sesame Oil & Chili Paste seasoning recipe follow the instructions below.
Sesame Oil & Chili Paste Edamame
- 6 cups water
- 10 ounce frozen edamame
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- Boil edamame in 6 cups of water with 1 tsp of salt added
- Add in 10 ounces edamame and boil for ~5 minutes (or until edamame is tender and rises to the top)
- Heat sesame oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, season with salt and pepper, to taste and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add edamame and saute for 1-2 minutes and mix with chilli paste and soy sauce.
- Serve as a snack, appetizer or a side to a meal & enjoy!