Edamame With Spicy Garlic Sauce

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Make this iconic Japanese appetizer at home in under 15 minutes from start to finish. Packed with garlicky goodness and shimmering heat. Yum!


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  • 250g edamame pods
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon shallot or scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon gochugaru
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon black or white ground sesame seeds, or whole sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add the edamame pods. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes and drain well. Alternatively, you can place the pods in a microwave safe container, add 1 tablespoon water, and close the lid. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the edamame to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Mix all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Pour the spicy garlic sauce over the edamame and serve immediately.


For leftovers: Keep the edamame in an airtight storage container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can enjoy the edamame hot or cold. Drizzle the pods with a little soy sauce to revive the taste of the sauce.


Keywords: izakaya food, appetizer

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