Soy beans, also known as edamame, are a fantastically healthy and low-fat food. Not only a delicious way to add protein and flavor to a stir fry or rice dish, but edamame is a wonderful snack on its own.
I’m sure many of you have enjoyed an order of edamame as an appetizer at a Japanese restaurant, but I bet not so many of you have had them in a Asian sauce. Well you’re missing out. Here’s a 10-minute recipe to make your own extra flavorful edamame.
Chili Garlic Edamame Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 1 bag of frozen edamame in the shells; dethawed
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1-2 tbsp chili garlic (this is spicy, so use as much as your taste buds can handle)
- 2 tbsp minced garlic (I used jarred garlic)
- Fresh grated ginger (optional)
- Heat up EVOO in a pan, add garlic, chili garlic sauce; heat for about 3 minutes
- If you happen to have fresh ginger in the house (which I always do), feel free to grate some into the sauce mixture at this point
- Add edamame to the sauce and toss; heat until edamame is warm
- Serve with a side bowl for the shells
- Note: Edamame is still yummy at room temperature or cold. If you serve a bowl of it with dinner or as an app, feel free to leave it out for people to munch on through the evening
I should also point out that the dish is high in sodium, so be cautious if you’re watching your sodium intake.