Spice up your next dinner party with this recipe for restaurant style spicy garlic edamame. This highly addictive snack is a popular choice at Japanese restaurants, but you can whip up a batch at home anytime you want, and it only takes a few minutes! Get ready to wow your friends and set your party (and your mouth) on fire. Bet you can't eat just one!
- 2 14-oz packages of USDA organic frozen soybeans
- 6-7 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 serrano pepper, cored and minced (optional)
- 4 Tbs. sesame oil
- 1 Tbs. fresh chili paste
- salt or garlic salt
Fill a large pot with the frozen edamame and enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil for 6-7 minutes on high, or until edamame begin floating to the surface. You do not want to overcook them, so sample one if you're in doubt.
Meanwhile, mince the garlic and chili pepper. Combine in a small bowl with oil and chili paste.
When the edamame are ready, strain them and set aside. Return the pot to stove and turn off heat. Add oil and chili paste mixture to the hot pot. Let 'em sizzle for a minute or two, just to bring out the garlic and chili flavors. Then, return all the edamame to the pot. Stir them up to coat them nicely. Sprinkle generously with salt (we use garlic salt for even more kick) and toss gently before transferring them to a large bowl.
Serve your restaurant style spicy garlic edamame together with an empty bowl for discarding the shells, a pile of napkins, and of course, plenty of ice-cold refreshments!
(Enjoy the meal!)