Ready for a fiery garlicky Asian vegetarian appetizer that’s ready in 10 minutes flat? This garlic edamame recipe is crazy simple and addictively good! You’ll be popping these pods nonstop… I had to remind myself to save some for my husband!
Edamame has become a popular appetizer at Asian restaurants and can be easily made at home with just a few ingredients. This edamame sauce is garlicky, salty, and spicy! It fully coats the edamame shells with a punch of flavor with every bite!
Unshelled vs Shelled Edamame
Edamame comes in two varieties typically: Shelled or unshelled. The unshelled version is just the beans, which can be eaten straight and are great to use in stir-fries or fried rice.
The shelled version, which is what we’re using for this recipe, is great for snacking! It comes with a fibrous shell on the outside, which is tossed in the spicy edamame sauce then discarded.
Serving This Garlic Edamame Recipe
I highly recommend making this garlic edamame recipe in big batches because it’s hard to stop eating once you start. Also - sharing is optional haha. Speaking of serving and eating, don’t forget to have an extra dish close by to discard the outer shells too!
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Garlic Edamame Recipe
- ½ pound frozen edamame
- 3 tablespoon water
- 2 shallots minced
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- Heat a large wok or skillet on medium-high heat, then add in frozen edamame and water. Stir, cover, and allow water to cook off for 3 - 5 minutes. If some water still remains, drain and set aside edamame.
- Reduce the pan's heat to medium then add about a tablespoon of oil. Add shallots and cook until lightly golden. Add in garlic and cook for a few seconds, or until fragrant.
- Pour in the sauce and edamame, then stir until the edamame is well coated. Remove from the heat and enjoy!
- Oyster Sauce: This adds sweet, savory, and salty flavors all at once! It's sometimes available in the Asian asile zof some local grocery stores, otherwise, it's easily found at local Asian markets or Amazon.
- Chili Oil: I always have a jar of my homemade chili oil on hand and love it for this recipe! If you love spicy and garlicky flavors in your chili oil, I highly recommend it! If you don't have the extra time, store-bought works perfectly well too.
- Adjust the Spice Level: Adjust the recipe to your spice level by tasting your chili oil. Add more or less depending on how spicy you like your edamame!
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