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Spicy Edamame Recipe


If you’re looking to take your edamame game UP a notch try making this simple Spicy Edamame Recipe. I know everyone and their dog serves it cold, with salt.

That is certainly tasty BUT warm with a few simple ingredients takes it from good to star of the appetizer show. Seriously you have to try it this Spicy Edamame Recipe at home to believe how amazing edamame can really be.

Spicy Edamame Recipe

Spicy Edamame

Friends and Food

Last week I was in Sacramento for IFBC, the International Food Bloggers Conference and I has some wonderful experiences.

Obviously, we ate and drank our way through the city, even hitting the Mid Town Farmers Market. That was a blast, there was so much fresh produce!

Of course, restaurants were our mainstay in Sacramento. A couple of standouts for me: Elderflower and Jalapeno Margarita at Zocalo, drinks at the Jungle Bird, sushi and appetizers at Mikuni and coffee from Old Soul.

A couple of the places we went were just meh as well, you can’t win them all, right?

Spicy Edamame

One of the first things I wanted to make when I got home was MORE of the spicy, succulent edamame from Mikuni.

This edamame is served warm, which is NOT what I was expecting, tossed with spicy oil. Now I SHOULD have asked what was in it but I’d had a drink at that point so I wasn’t thinking clearly.

I think it had garlic, ginger, red pepper of some sort, and other assorted flavors. This recipe for Spicy Edamame is NOT exactly what we ate but it’s so good I had to share it.

Obviously add more red pepper flakes as desired for heat and feel free to adjust the salt to your preference.

Spicy Edamame

I’m going to keep trying to recreate the edamame from Mikuni but I wonder how that will actually work? Because the farther I get from it, and the more recipes I test/taste the more my memory will fade.

I think I might try some miso paste or soy sauce, and sriracha next time I give this recipe testing a whirl. For now, I’ll enjoy this Spicy Edamame Recipe as much as possible.

Yield: 2 servings

Spicy Edamame Recipe

Spicy Edamame

If you're looking to take your edamame game UP a notch try making this simple Spicy Edamame Recipe, served warm and richly spiced it will become a family favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups frozen edamame
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. heat 1/2 cup of water in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat
  2. add the frozen edamame, cover and steam 3-4 minutes
  3. mince garlic and grate ginger if not already done
  4. once the edamame is done drain any remaining water
  5. put the skillet back over medium heat and toss the edamame to dry it off
  6. push the edamame to the back of the skillet
  7. pour the oil in the open space heat for 1 minutes
  8. add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes, and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds or so
  9. then toss together with the edamame
  10. sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds and serve hot


  • add more heat to this recipe by sprinkling on chili oil or more red pepper flakes
  • adjust the salt to your taste, I originally started with no salt an had to add it until it tasted good to me

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