Sweet Chili & Garlic Edamame

Edamame,  mmmm.  These soybeans are a staple whenever I go out for sushi.  They are the perfect beginning to a night filled with sushi, more sushi, and yes, more sushi.  Depending on which Japanese restaurant you go to, you may be able to get them flavoured with more than just sea salt.  Woohoo, this is always a welcome surprise.   Bring on the pods!

Edamame doesn't only make an appearance @ sushi outings.  If you come to my house at any point in time you will see that my freezer is stocked full of them.  They are my quick, go-to for appetizers, or a snack favourite.  Chalked full of protein and fibre, oh and did I mention how much fun they are to eat.  (Especially when the bean flies out of the pod and lands on the floor, this makes my kids laugh everytime.)  
Today I decided to sauté them with garlic and one of my favourite sauces, sweet chili.  Ahh, this just what 3pm needed.  I'm pretty sure I'll be eating all future edamame in this fashion, at least for the time being.  See ya salt!  Now I only wish I had some sushi to follow it up...

Sweet Chili & Garlic Edamame

1-8oz bag frozen edamame in pods
2 tsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced

Cook edamame according to package directions, either by boiling or microwaving.
In small dish, combine oil, chili sauce and garlic.  Mix well.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.  Add cooked edamame and garlic chili mixture.  Sauté for a 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Serves 1


  1. Yum-o! I love edamame as well and this looks like a most delicious way to jazz up something that's already so tasty.



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