Easy Japanese Recipes

Spicy Edamame スパイシー枝豆

Spicy Edamame | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

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.

Spicy Edamame | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

To get the Spicy Edamame recipeclick here over at the Hikari Miso’s website.  Enjoy!

Minute Miso Sweet

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.

Posted in: 30 Minutes Or Less, Appetizers, Healthy Recipes, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes, Snacks, Vegetables, Tofu & Eggs, Vegetarian

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  • Yelena October 18, 2013, 11:46 am

    Another fresh and healthy recipe Nami! My kids love edamame, but I never cooked them spicy. Looks very appetizing.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 18, 2013, 12:41 pm

    I love edamame, these look mouth watering!

  • Cristina October 18, 2013, 12:54 pm

    Luv, luv edamame. A great snacker or side…thanks for sharing, Nami!

  • Vicki Bensinger October 18, 2013, 12:57 pm

    We always order out sushi on the weekends and get double batches of Edamame. I prepare it at home as well, it’s so easy but have never tried a spicy version. I just made a large back of Saikyo Miso for some Black Cod that I made and still have some White Miso leftover. I will definitely try this recipe using that. I’m certain my family will love it.

  • A_Boleyn October 18, 2013, 1:27 pm

    Edamame is one of the few things on the sushi menu that I don’t care for. I’ve never been able to see the attraction. :)

  • john@kitchenriffs October 18, 2013, 2:51 pm

    I know and like edamame, although I usually buy it already shelled. But I love spicy, so I’ll have to get some that’s still in the pods and try this. This looks wonderful! Thanks so much.

  • Bree October 18, 2013, 3:17 pm

    I love all your recipes! They are so simple to follow and so yummy when they turn out! Keep it up! I love this blog so much!!

    • Nami October 21, 2013, 9:17 pm

      Hi Bree! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my blog. Thank you for following! xo :)

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen October 18, 2013, 3:48 pm

    Oh this is our absolute favorite appetizer when we go out to a restaurant. Good to know I can now make this at home with your recipe. Thanks for sharing, Nami. And thanks for the kindest comments when you visited the blog. Happy weekend!

  • Shaz@shazkitchen October 18, 2013, 4:24 pm

    The taste of edamame is quite unlike peas. They are milder and complements anything they are paired with. I love them in ‘zhajiang’ sauce (black bean meat sauce). I love what you have done here. They remind me of a French bean stir fry that I do with belachan and chilli :) I’m sure these are finger-licking good.

  • yummychunklet October 18, 2013, 4:25 pm

    Yum! Tasty seasoning for edamame.

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce October 18, 2013, 5:33 pm

    I think that a spicy appetizers is ideal for drinks, I can imagine me with my friends having a fun night and eating these beans…perfect…!!!

  • Ramona October 18, 2013, 5:41 pm

    I am embarrassed to tell you that the first time I ate edamame… I tried to eat all of it… skin and all. I was like.. this is really chewy. LOL!

    Now I’m a little wiser… this looks nice and spicy. Just how I like it. :)

  • GourmetGetaways October 18, 2013, 5:53 pm

    WOW Nami!
    This is such a great recipe… I love edamame but a spicy recipe would be awesome.

  • Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen October 18, 2013, 6:34 pm

    I know I would not be able to stop popping these in my mouth! Great football watching snack :)

  • Minnie@thelady8home October 18, 2013, 6:58 pm

    In my family, I am the only one who nibbles on these when we go to our fav Japanese joints. And I like the idea of them spicy!

  • Mich Piece of Cake October 18, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Thanks for this easy recipe, will try it out. Have always wanted to make my own.

  • Mel October 18, 2013, 8:29 pm

    Whenever I dine at Japanese restaurant I usually will order one of this as I love to eat this beans. Sometimes I do find this frozen edamame at the supermarket and will buy this occasionally to eat as snack. It is great to add some taste and flavour into this edamame.

  • Kelly October 18, 2013, 9:09 pm

    We love edamame and eat it all the time – hehe my son can probably eat a half a bag by himself in one sitting :) I’ve never tried a spicy version or thought of stir frying them. This sounds so delicious and flavorful! Pinning to try it soon, thanks for sharing Nami and have a great weekend!

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  • Jenny October 19, 2013, 2:30 am

    yum! those sound so good Nami, and so healthy!

  • rika October 19, 2013, 4:30 am

    Yup, edamame is pretty common at most Japanese restaurants in the U.S., they always serve them first with a bit of sea salt on it. The spicy version looks better ;) I love a bit of heat from the chili paste!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 19, 2013, 6:49 am

    Oh I would love these spicy treats with a glass of wine. right now. :)

  • Monica October 19, 2013, 7:45 am

    Great recipe, Nami! I never thought of (or have seen in restaurants) edamame dressed in any way other than some salt. Very simple and so flavorful.

  • Kate@Diethood October 19, 2013, 7:48 am

    Now that’s one delicious way to get people eating edamame!! I love the garlic/miso combo… I can *almost* taste it!

  • Rosa October 19, 2013, 9:18 am

    Healthy and delicious!



  • Sissi October 19, 2013, 10:01 am

    Edamame is simply obligatory at every visit in izakaya (whenever I go to Japan of course because here we don’t have izakayas alas). I love them so much! I wish I could buy fresh edamame here, but already frozen ones are ok and I often cannot resist them when I go to my grocery shop. I have only had them with salt, but this spicy seasoning looks amazing!

  • Rachel Cotterill October 19, 2013, 12:48 pm

    I love plain edamame – but I really, really like the sound of this! :)

  • Amy Tong October 19, 2013, 2:07 pm

    I love spicy edamame. I usually just use sesame oil and the Japanese chili powder. I love that you use this miso paste for even more flavors. Can’t wait to try this. :) Definitely adore this healthy snack.

  • Hotly Spiced October 19, 2013, 3:18 pm

    These beans have recently been becoming more and more popular. They’re often served as a pre-dinner snack and I see people buying them at sushi places and then walking around snacking on them. I have never tried a spicy version! It looks like these would be very tasty xx

  • sowmya October 19, 2013, 3:46 pm

    I love edamame… it looks mouthwatering.. !!

  • Liz October 19, 2013, 6:23 pm

    I’ve only made the edamame steamed and salted…but your spicy version sounds amazing. Note to self: Buy that darn miso that’s been on my shopping list for months!!

  • Dedy@Dentist Chef October 19, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I love spiced edamame, especially when it peeled before…
    i guess finger licking good food is just perfect to start up a meals…..

  • cquek October 19, 2013, 9:13 pm

    do you know that is my favourite.. i could finish 500g. am i greedy…

  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen October 20, 2013, 1:24 am

    Any time I’ve ordered edamame in a restaurant, I’ve always felt that they would benefit from a bit of spice. These look just the job, Nami. Delicious!

  • Kim | a little lunch October 20, 2013, 4:17 pm

    I’ll take the spicy version, Nami — these sound terrific! Do you think sriracha sauce would be ok to substitute for the chili paste? Also, I never thought I’d grow up to eat “green soybeans” — I used to have to weed acres and acres of them when I was a kid. :) Funny how your tastes change… for the better!

  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking October 20, 2013, 7:30 pm

    I enjoy eating edamame very much and your spicy once are calling my name. Fantastic recipe and so simple, I love it, Nami! By the way amazing pics too!

  • Belinda @zomppa October 20, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Edamame is dangerously addictive.

  • Raymund October 20, 2013, 10:56 pm

    This is a nice flavour to add zing to this popular appetizer

  • Helene D'Souza October 21, 2013, 7:34 am

    hm.. I am not sure if I have had edamame before, they all lookalike so much, I am confused. I think that would be a recipe my husband would enjoy. =)

  • Ash-foodfashionparty October 21, 2013, 8:31 am

    An absolutely healthy way to snack on vegetables. If there’s spice in vegetables, I am game. You make food look so appetizing Nami.

  • Shema | LifeScoops October 21, 2013, 8:45 am

    I just finished eating some steamed edamame..I love this stuff!!! Adding spice is such a great idea..Loved this recipe

  • Archana @ FeedingTheFoodie October 21, 2013, 12:29 pm

    I love edamame but have only had it steamed and salted. Never thought of it being made into something spicy – this is a first!

  • Terra October 21, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Hubby and I love love edamame! We will buy frozen bags and devour them for our midnight snack:-). AND of course we enjoy them every time we go somewhere:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover October 22, 2013, 7:48 am

    I am sure I will love this spicy version because I love chili ^_^

  • Suzanne October 22, 2013, 8:05 am

    I’ve never had edamame in the pods like this just shelled but these look beautiful. Spicy and garlicky sounds so good, thanks for sharing this Nami.

  • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner October 22, 2013, 9:20 am

    I love edamame! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to try it. :)

  • Sandra October 22, 2013, 4:45 pm

    You share the most interesting recipes and your pictures draw us in. I would love to have these before any meal.

  • mjskit October 22, 2013, 7:25 pm

    Both Bobby and I are huge edamame fans and he especially, loves eating them as a snack from the pods. He’ll love these! (and so will I :) )

  • Asmita October 25, 2013, 3:31 am

    We are crazy about edamame at home especially my little one. I need to make this. Usually when we go to ROYS restaurant they serve us this with drinks. They have a spicy and salty mix on top. This looks amazing. So going to make this for my daughter.

  • Mr. & Mrs. P October 25, 2013, 11:00 am

    OMG.. These sounds phenomenal!! what a great and different way to prepare edamame

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 25, 2013, 11:04 pm

    Loving the spicy kick!!

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie October 26, 2013, 11:19 am

    You know I love spicy foods, and I also love edamame — so this is a wonderful treat for me. Thanks for sharing Nami!

  • Lynna October 27, 2013, 12:44 am

    I love eating edamame! It`s one of my favorite things about going to Japanese restaurants. Hehe. I`m really bad at eating spicy foods, but my mom loves spicy dishes and edamame, so she would love this!

  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant October 27, 2013, 8:48 am

    I’ve had spicy edamame at restaurants, but never tried to make it at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Nami!

  • sarah October 29, 2013, 9:28 pm

    Dear Nami,

    thank you for your beautiful and wonderful page on cooking.
    I love it so much. :)

    • Nami October 29, 2013, 11:36 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! I’m so happy to hear you like my site. :)

  • Hannah October 29, 2013, 10:20 pm

    My taste buds are tingling, Nami!

  • anon December 30, 2014, 9:56 pm

    Hi Nami,
    Since the skin cannot be eaten, should I take out the cooked beans and coat them with the fried seasoning (instead of the whole beans with skin on)? Thanks.