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1,000 Foods to Eat Project
The book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton lists edamame as one of the foods to eat. She says that the foods she lists in her book are the tastes that every food lover should experience or dream about. I am working my way through these foods, and edamame is food #29 that I am posting about!
Edamame are young soy beans that are harvested before they are ripened or hardened. Spicy Edamame is my favorite way to eat edamame
The first time I discovered edamame was at the cinema. They were offering this on their menu, I ordered, and happily shelled and munched my way through the film! These were salted edamame, and oh so delicious.
But I like SPICE. So I found a recipe for Spicy Edamame, from a Japanese restaurant here in San Antonio, which I tweaked a bit and let me tell you…I was in HEAVEN! These Spicy Edamame are absolutely addictive. They are bathed in a hot chili oil and ginger based sauce…need I say more?
I can sit and snack on these all day…and did I happen to mention that edamame is really good for you? Nutritionally sound..you can feel good about enjoying this most delicious and healthy snack, or side!
Hot Chili Oil and Ginger Sauce!
By the way you’ll make more of the ginger based sauce than what is needed for this particular recipe. So you can use the extra ginger based sauce as a dipping sauce for veggies, or even mixed into some rice!
The ingredients include soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, sugar, oyster sauce, ginger, green onions, hot chili oil, and garlic. Before I made this I wasn’t very familiar with mirin, but I learned that it is similar to sake. It’s an essential ingredient in Japanese cooking with a lower alcohol content than sake but with a higher sugar content. I used Aji-Mirin by Kikkoman, which you can purchase here on Amazon.
I hope you’ll give this absolutely delicious Spicy Edamame a try.
All credit for this recipe goes to former culinary arts student Anthony Santonastaso!
You may also be interested in these other Asian appetizers!
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
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Edamame is #29 on my list of foods to try. 29 down, 971 to go!
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- 2 cups edamame can use frozen
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp hot chili oil I used Dynasty brand (Chinese style hot chili oil)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce I used Kikkoman
- 2 tbsp mirin I used Aji-Mirin from Kikkoman
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 ts sugar
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1.5" piece ginger peeled and minced
- 4 green onions sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Prepare edamame if frozen. Cook according to package directions and leave aside.
- Prepare your Ginger Sauce by combining soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, sugar, oyster sauce, ginger, green onions, and garlic.
- Heat up the butter in a large pan on med high heat. Add the edamame and continually stir around 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, and stir in the hot chili oil and 3 tbsp of the Ginger Sauce.