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Flavor Packed Edamame Recipe

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This edamame recipe is the perfect appetizer for any meal. Simple, yet flavorful and packs in the bold flavors of shoyu, garlic, and mirin. Bet you can’t have just one.

hand picking up edamame from a black bowl

Pupus (appetizers) are a big deal in Hawai’i. Every party, baby lū’au, and holiday gathering is sure to have it’s fair share of yummy dishes. A crowd favorite surely is edamame.

Tender green, buttery beans in flavor packed pods. Enjoy them alongside your favorite foods or as a snack. This will be a favorite dish for sure.

What is edamame?

Edamame, pronounced eh-DAH-ma-meh, is an immature soybean pod that is popular in Asian cuisine. The pods are boiled or steamed before eating and seasoned with many different varieties of flavors.

edamame in a glass bowl with wooden spoons

You can find edamame in the freezer section of most grocery stores. They are often sold either in their pods or shelled.

These beans are in season from June to September, but are often hard to find fresh. Frozen edamame are much easier to find and work well in many recipes.

If you love edamame, you’ve got to try edamame hummus and edamame rice

How to cook edamame?

Edamame should be cooked prior to eating. Eating raw soybeans can cause digestion problems.

How to eat edamame?

The shell of the edamame are non-toxic, but there are very tough and not easily digested. The beans are often served in their pods. You can easily pop the beans out of the pods to enjoy. You can find edamame already shelled.

edamame recipe sauce ingredients

What are the health benefits of soybeans?

These beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as low in calories. Check out this article if you’d like to learn more.

Ingredients for this flavor packed edamame recipe:

  • Salt. Used to add flavor to your water. Don’t skip out on this one.
  • Shoyu. This Japanese style soy sauce packs a umami flavor punch.
  • Mirin. Mirin is a Japanese rice wine condiment that has less alcohol and more sugar than sake. If you don’t have mirin you can use sake or rice wine.
  • Sesame oil. This oil is very flavorful. A little goes a long way.
  • Granulated sugar. You can totally use brown sugar or a sugar alternative here as well.
  • Garlic. Getting a garlic press will be well worth your investment. Biting down on a large chunk of garlic is no fun.
  • Edamame. Frozen unshelled edamame works well here. If you can find them fresh you can totally use it here as well.
edemame recipe ingredients

How to make a flavor packed edamame recipe?

  1. Set a large pot of water over high heat. Add salt and bring to a boil. The water should be similar to the saltiness of the ocean.
  2. While the water is boiling begin making the sauce.
  3. To a small bowl add shoyu, mirin, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add edamame pods and boil for 3-5 minutes or until the pods begin rising to the surface.
  5. Remove edamame from the water and place in a bowl.
  6. Pour over the sauce mixture and toss to combine. ENJOY!
hand picking up edamame from a black bowl

Flavor Packed Edamame Recipe

Yield: 1 pound
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Edamame is the perfect appetizer or snack for any meal. This simple, but flavorful recipe packs in garlic, shoyu, sugar, mirin, and sesame oil. Bet you can’t have just one.

Ingredients

  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound edamame, unshelled

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot of water over high heat. Add salt and bring to a boil. The water should be similar to the saltiness of the ocean.
  2. While the water is boiling begin making the sauce.
  3. To a small bowl add shoyu, mirin, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add edamame pods and boil for 3-5 minutes or until the pods begin rising to the surface.
  5. Remove edamame from the water and place in a bowl.
  6. Pour over the sauce mixture and toss to combine. ENJOY!

Notes

*Edamame can be cooked from frozen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on October 19th, 2020

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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