Japanese: Spicy Edamame

Japanese: Spicy Edamame

In the world of Japanese summertime foods, there is nothing so simple and fun to eat as edamame. Whether they are served hot or cold, these delicious little soy bean pods have a mellow, full-bodied umami flavor that goes well with spicy and savory seasonings.   

Try this easy recipe for freshly prepared edamame with Japanese shichimi togarashi seven spice.

How To Prepare

  1. To cook frozen pre-cooked edamame, place them in a large bowl and completely cover with boiling water. Leave for a few minutes, then drain. 
  2. To season sprinkle with shichimi togarashi/Japanese seven spice before serving. 
  3. Serve in a bowl along with another empty bowl to dispose of the pods. Remember you can’t eat the pods.
  4. To eat simply pop the beans out of the pod using either your hands or your mouth.

    Additional Information

    To cook fresh raw edamame cook in a saucepan of boiling water for about 5 minutes and then drain.

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