This is a really easy snack that only takes a couple of ingredients to make. But first, let’s start with a little bit of a story shall we? The first time I ever had sushi was a few years ago, well…maybe 5, with my best friend Jenny. Which also means this was the first time I tried edamame. Which ALSO means that Jenny had to show me the proper way to eat edamame, which is a fun food to eat. If you’ve never eaten edamame, you don’t want to eat the shell, you just want to eat the soybean inside. You can squeeze the bean out with your fingers, but because there is delciousness all over the shell in this recipe, I prefer the method of holding one end of the bean, biting down slightly and scraping the shell in between your teeth so you can experience the spicy, garlic flavors, while the beans pop into your mouth!
So back to my story…I love sushi, and I love edamame. This recipe comes from the sushi place my fiance’ and I eat at regularly. I think I’m pretty spot on as far as trying to make the recipe up on my own. Most of my ingredients came from Trader Joes, but they can also be found at a regular grocery store. The Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce can be found in the Oriental food section at the grocery store. And this recipe is healthy, even though it has butter, I think the health benefits of the soybeans, garlic and lemon juice balance this out.
Spicy Garlic Edamame
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. crushed garlic (about 2-3 cloves)
1 1/2 cups frozen edamame
2 Tbs. Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
1 lemon wedge
- Cook edamame according to package directions. For instance, I boiled 2 cups of water, added the frozen edamame, let the water return to a boil, cooked for 5 minutes, and drained.
- In a saucepan, on medium low heat, add butter and crushed garlic, keeping the heat low so the garlic doesn’t burn and become bitter. As butter melts, add edamame, stir around to coat with butter and garlic.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, stir to coat. Because the edamame are already hot from boiling them, you are just coating them with the butter, garlic and chili sauce for flavor. Turn off heat, squeeze the lemon wedge over the edamame to add a bit of bright citrus flavor. Makes 1 serving. Enjoy!