Have you tried edamame before? Edamame beans are green soybeans and they are sweet, mild and has a slightly “beany” flavor. In Japan, edamame beans are often boiled in salty water still in their pods and served as an appetizer. Between sips of beer, you pop the beans out to eat before the main course is served.
Today I’ll show you how you can turn regular edamame into a spicy version, Spicy Edamame.
This stir-fried spicy edamame is very addictive and you can’t stop eating them. When you pop the edamame beans into your mouth, your lip touches the edamame pod that is coated with spicy garlic miso. The perfect mix of peppery spice and aromatic garlic excites your palate leaving you wanting more. This edamame beans appetizer/snack is very easy to prepare and will be a popular appetizer for home parties.
If you are not a big fan of heat or spicy food, no problem! My children eats non-spicy version but it still has plenty of flavor from the garlic miso seasoning. They love popping the pods out of edamame beans. Add more or less chili paste based on your preference.
Miso is such a versatile ingredient that it’s fun to keep around in your kitchen. It gives great umami and depth to your dish. You can discover more miso recipes here on my site.
Note: The consistency of Minute Miso is more liquid than typical miso. If you cannot find Minute Miso, you can substitute with 1 Tbsp. miso paste (awase miso or white miso preferred) and 1 Tbsp. dashi/water for 2 Tbsp. Hikari Miso’s Minute Miso.
Hikari Miso products will be available in Amazon soon (some are available already). You can also buy Hikari Miso products in Japanese grocery stores (my local Japanese and Asian stores carry their product).
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hikari Miso. To read more about my partnership with Hikari Miso, click click here.