Have you tried edamame? They are mildly flavored green soybeans. It’s my favorite appetizer at our local Asian restaurant. Typically, they are simply boiled in salted water and served family style. All you do is pick up a pod and pop the beans out into your mouth while waiting for the main course to be served or between sips of your favorite beverage at the bar. The outer fibrous pod is not edible, but carries the salty flavor. I love the texture of the beans inside as they kind of burst into your mouth. I wondered if I could punch up their nutty flavor and make it a bit more interesting at home? Get ready for the best edamame stir-fry using Serious Foodie spice rubs and sauces.
You won’t be able to stop eating this edamame stir-fry. The outer shells are infused with a complex mix of Serious Foodie Asian flavors. In fact, the spice rub and sauce completely transforms an otherwise boring edamame into an aromatic and addictive experience. Just let your tongue and palate suck the sauce off the shell. Honestly, your taste buds will sing. Now enjoy the texture of the beans inside as they mingle with all that flavor. Discard the outer shell and go in for another. Not only are they finger-licking good, but completely craveable. I bet you can’t just eat one or two or three.
Now here is the best part of this recipe. Not only is it darn delicious, but it only takes 5 ingredients to make it. In addition, did I tell you it’s ready in 10 minutes? OMG! Thanks to Serious Foodie spices and sauces, this recipe will leave you wanting more.
the best edamame stir-fry ingredients
- the outer fibrous pod is not edible
- provide a discard bowl for your guests for those non-edible empty shells
- edamame can be steamed, boiled or microwaved prior to stir-frying
- edamame are an anti-inflammatory healthy snack packed with vitamin enriched protein
What an honor to compete in the Serious Foodie blogger challenge. Serious Foodie sent me a generous supply of their spice rubs and sauces to experiment with. For this recipe, I chose to use the fragrant, umami flavors of the Chinese BBQ Spice Rub and the tangy Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce. Please give my appetizer a try. It’s perfect for a pre-dinner snack, holiday party appetizer +/or tailgate. I really think I hit it out of the park.Print
Only 5 ingredients and 4 steps to the most delicious global appetizer.
1 (10 oz.) package edamame with sea salt
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Serious Foodie Chinese BBQ Spice Rub
- Cook edamame according to package directions; drain well.
- In a large, non-stick skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add edamame and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until pods take on some brown spots.
- Add chili hot sauce and soy sauce tossing edamame until coated and glazed.
- Sprinkle with BBQ spice rub and toss edamame again.
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: appetizer
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Asian
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