Edamame, soya beans in a pod. Protein rich food and apt for a vegetarian like me...yes, I am addicted to edamame :) Steaming hot and lightly salted edamame make a perfect afternoon snack for me. Even my mom, who is a fussy eater (she enjoys more of street food and chaat) loved edamame. I just couldn't believe she loved it so much and now misses it in India.
If you have been to Yardhouse, Hot & Spicy Edamame needs no introduction. Yardhouse is one of my favorite restaurants. This is one non Indian place where there is plenty of delicious vegetarian food served, especially appetizers. In fact, we just dine on various appetizers there. Their brussel sprouts, edamame, onion ring tower or peach and Gorgonzola flat bread, everything is just delicious. When I first tasted their edamame I was sure I can recreate this dish at home. My husband loved it too and now he no longer has plain salted edamame. He always asks for spicy ones :) Also, it in fun to push the beans out of the pods with your teeth and suck the spicy garlicy flavor on the pods. Just yum!!
2 cups Edamame
2-3 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. coarsely ground red peppers or red chili flakes
1/2 tsp. chilli powder
1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup water
Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add minced garlic, pepper flakes, pepper powder and fry for a minute.
- Add sugar, vinegar and fry for a minute.
- Add edamame and salt. mix well.
- Add water. Cover and let edamame heat up well.
- Mix well and serve.
Here is my favorite Edamame.