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Spicy Edamame スパイシー枝豆

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    Fiery and spicy edamame beans sautéed with chili paste, garlic, and miso. It’s intensely delicious. You won’t be able to stop eating these!

    Spicy Edamame in a bowl.

    Have you tried edamame before? Edamame beans are green soybeans, with a sweet, mild and slightly “bean-y” flavor. In Japan, edamame beans are often boiled in salted water 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.

    A Whole New Way to Enjoy Edamame

    The regular edamame doesn’t have much flavor, but when sautéed with a simple triad of chili paste, garlic, and miso, edamame beans get a transformative kick. It’s fiery and punchy, with the perfect mix of peppery spice and aromatic garlic flavor. The savory umami flavor comes from the versatile seasoning, miso. As you pop the beans into the mouth, every bite is exciting and enjoyable, leaving you wanting more.

    If you are not a big fan of heat or spicy food, no problem! My children eat the non-spicy version, but it still has plenty of flavor from the garlic miso seasoning. They love popping the pods out of edamame beans. You can always add more or less chili paste to suit your taste.

    Perfect Snack for a Party

    This stir-fried edamame with spicy miso garlic is super simple to make and highly addictive. Trust me, it’s hard to stop eating them! If you plan to serve them as an appetizer or snack for home parties, make sure you make a big batch because your guests will immediately fall for this new version of edamame.

    Use Hikari Miso M1nute Miso Organic

    I used this M1nute Miso Organic, broth-blended organic miso in liquid form from Hikari Miso. It’s easy to mix with other condiments to make the sauce. You can check my recipe on Hikari Miso’s website or below.

    Spicy Edamame in a bowl.

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    Spicy Edamame
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
    Fiery and spicy edamame beans sautéed with chili paste, garlic, and miso. It's intensely delicious. You won't be able to stop eating these!
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: flavored edamame, soy bean
    Servings: 2
    Author: Namiko Chen
    • ½ lb edamame (½ lb = 227g) (in shells, I use frozen edamame)
    • 1 Tbsp neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
    • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 2 tsp chili paste (Sambal Oelek) (add more chili paste if you prepare spicier taste)
    • 1 Tbsp M1nute Miso Organic (I use this product from Hikari Miso; to substitute, Use 1 miso and 1 Tbsp dashi or water)
    1. Parpare edamame according to package instructions. Transfer cooked edamame to a big bowl.
    2. Heat vegetable oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add garlic and chili paste and cook until combined and fragrant. Add miso and mix all together for 1 minute.
    3. Remove from heat and pour the spicy miso mixture over the edamame and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

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