Last updated on September 4th, 2019 at 11:21 pm
Edamame is one of the few snacks out there you can eat without fearing that you’ll gain weight. It’s filled with fiber, protein and low in carbs.
The name Edamame may confuse you, but the dish itself is nothing new. It’s just steamed unripened soybean.
If you’ve tried it before, then you’ll know it’s a delicious healthy snack you can add to your diet. It has even been shown to help lose weight and lower blood sugar as it contains an antioxidant known as kaempferol.
It’s important to know that you can just steam Edamame like that and it eat as a snack, but there’s even more fun when you spice it up a beat.
That’s why in this article I’ll be showing you how to make spicy garlic Edamame so you can prepare it by yourself and taste how delicious it is.
We’ll be using raw garlic which contains lots of antioxidants and has been proven to contain many healing properties.
- 1 pack frozen organic edamame (shelled or not shelled)
- 3 large garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of any other healthy oil of your choice such as avocado oil
- Sprinkle of red chili flakes (1/4 to ½ teaspoon depending on how spicy you want it to be)
- About ½ a teaspoon of seasalt especially large flake seasalts.
We’re going to be making this with the endamame still in its shell.
Boil some water in a large pot. While waiting for the water to boil, take a mixing bowl and add your pressed or grated garlic, toasted sesame oil, red chilli flakes and sea salt. Mix properly.
If you’re using fresh edamame, just cook it in the boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. If it’s frozen edamame, then it’s already cooked. Just heat it up in the boiling water.
Drain the boiling water from the hot edamame, add the edamame to the mixing bowl and mix it with the other ingredients.
Your spicy garlic edamame is ready to be served. Serve warm or cold. You can store it up to 3 day in a refrigerator using an airtight glass container.