Keiko's Spicy Dynamite Edamame

"From Keiko O' Aoki's "Easy and Healthy Japanese Food for the American Kitchen." According to the book, this is a great party food that pairs perfectly with wine and beer. DH and I tried this last night while making sushi. We really enjoyed it and agreed it would make a great party appetizer. It was also really easy! We used canola oil and frozen edamame, microwaved per the package's directions."
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  • In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Steam the edamame for 3-5 minutes to cook.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a separate serving bowl, place the cooked edamame and mix with the sauce.

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  1. I actually made this with shelled edamame and it was very good. I added just a little margarine. Thanks! Made for Vegetarian swap-June.
  2. Great recipe. I did halve the amount of spices but kept the amount of oil the same. I really liked the spice blend here and I think it could be good to spice up green beans, peas, and carrots as well. Thank you.
  3. My first try at Edamame and I really enjoyed it. Great for a snake. I used 12 oz of frozen edamame, cooked for 5 minutes then cooled as instructed. I cut the chili and garlic powder to 1 tbls each and that was plenty for us. I'll make this one again. Made for Photo Forum Special :)
  4. Are you sure it's 2 cups pods to the seasonings and not 2 lbs.? If I followed the directions as written it would be inedible for us. I started off halving the spices and mixed it with the pods. That was still too much and I had to rinse off some. In the end I enjoyed the combo of seasonings but I think the ratio is way out of wack.
  5. Very nice! I used 1 pound of frozen shelled edamame. This dish is ridiculously simple but very delicious. It doesn't need any changes as written but the suggestion of garlic slivers does sound good. Tasty dish! Thanks for a new way to enjoy the under appreciated edamame!


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