Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sweet and Spicy Edamame

        I am pretty sure that you all tried Edamame before. I think(actually, i'm pretty sure), I'm in love with these green soybean.
Edamame is one of the most famous appetizer in Japanese cuisine. In Japanedamame beans are often boiled in salty water still in their pods and served as an appetizer. This appetizer is pretty addictive and you can't stop eating them.
      Today I'll share you how can turn regular edamame into a Sweet and Spicy Edamame.  When you pop the edamame into your mouth, your lip touches the edamame pod that is coated with sweet and spicy and garlicky taste. I'm sure the aroma and spice excites your palate leaving you wanting more.
     When you make  this sweet and spicy edamame at home, just need to be sure of one thing: make a plate for each of you. Sharing doesn't go well with this recipe.:)=

Ingredients:
2cups Edamame(in shell)
1 1/2tsp Oil
1tsp Crushed or minced garlic
1/2tsp Crushed or minced ginger
2tbls Soy sauce
1/2tbls Vinegar(use rice vinegar if available)
2tbls Water
1tsp Brown sugar
1tbls Crushed red pepper flakes(adjust according your taste)
Method:
* Cook the edamame in microwave for about 2-3minutes.
* Take a small mixing bowl, add soy sauce, vinegar, water, red pepper flakes and brown sugar.

* Heat the oil in the pan.
* Add garlic and ginger.
* Cook for 1-2 minutes on low-medium heat.
* Stir continues.
* Add soy sauce mixture in it.
* Cook and stir until the sauce reduce on medium heat, probably about 3-4 minutes.

* Add cooked edamame and toss well.* Mix well and turn off the stove.
* Arrange edamame in the plate or bowl.
* Pour any sauce left in the pan on and alongside the edamame.
* Sprinkle some more crushed red pepper flakes if you like more spicy.

* Serve and eat right away.


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Happy cooking till next time.