After having some cheetos and chex mix for breakfast (don’t judge), I have decided to go a healthier route today. If you go to eat at Izakaya Den or Sushi Den (which you should because they are both amazing), these are on their menu and they are addictive and delicious!!! Thankfully, they are affordable, easy, and take 10 minutes max to make.
Bring 4 Cups of water with 1 tsp Kosher salt to a boil in a 3 quart saucepan.
Add 16oz of frozen edamame in the pods. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
While edamame are cooking, add 1 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1 large minced garlic clove into a sautee pan on low-medium heat. Add ingredients when the pan is cold and heat up. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Do not burn the garlic or it will taste like bitter ass. The point is to infuse the oil with garlic and spice and cook the garlic enough to get rid of the raw garlic taste.
Drain edamame in a colander.
In a large bowl, add the olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, and edamame.
Toss together until coated.
These are one of my favorite appetizers. Easy and healthy! Good warm. Good room temperature. Good cold.
If you’ve never eaten these before. Don’t eat the pod. Put the pod in your mouth, holding on to the stem side, drag the edamame out of the pod with your teeth. Throw the empty pod over your right shoulder for good luck. Or is that salt…whatever.
- 16oz bag frozen edamame in the pods
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of kosher salt (+ more for seasoning)
- 4 cups of water
- Bring water and salt to a boil.
- Add frozen edamame, stir, bring to a boil, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a cold sauce or sauté pan.
- Turn heat to low-medium and cook for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to brown or burn the garlic.
- Drain the water from the edamame in a colander.
- Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and edamame to a large bowl.
- Toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with more salt to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
- ***For those of you that don't appreciate garlic or spicy food, these are also delicious with salt only.