This super-quick and easy spicy edamame recipe takes edamame beans from plain to spectacular. The cooked beans are simply tossed in a mix of hot oil, liquid smoke, garlic, salt, sambal and red pepper flakes and are bursting with delicious flavor.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
- 1 pound frozen edamame beans in their shells
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sambal
- 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicier)
Steam or boil the edamame beans according to package instructions.*
Drain the beans and let dry.**
Add oil, garlic, liquid smoke, salt, sambal and red pepper flakes to a large pan.
Heat until fragrant.
Add the edamame beans, stir to coat and cook for another minute.
Eat the edamame by biting into the pods and squeezing out the beans. Discard the empty pods.
*Be sure not to overcook the edamame beans or otherwise their shells will get fragile and start to break when you're trying to eat the beans out of their pods.
**Let the cooked edamame beans dry well before tossing them into the hot spices. If you don't, they'll end up soggy.
Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 30.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 4.6g | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5mg