Young soybeans, in the pod, sauteed in ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sriracha. A spicy, salty, and nutritious snack.
This is my new favorite game day snack. I love having salty and spicy snacks/munchies when I'm drinking (alcohol) and I do a bit of that while watching my favorite teams play. Even when not drinking these beans are a great snack. The recipe is very customizable to your individual tastes add more or less of any ingredient as you prefer. Use any hot sauce, minced chilis, or none at all. It always turns out great. Spicy Edamame also makes an excellent side dish.
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If you've never eaten soybeans like these you should definitely give them a try. You only eat the beans inside the pods (the pods are tough). So what you do is put the whole pod in your mouth and kind of suck/squeeze the beans out of the pod. The beans are tender and buttery and you suck the spicy salty oil off the pod with the beans. Just 1/2 of a cup is considered a serving but I've been known to eat it all by myself.
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Best of all, this is a nutritious snack. There are 5 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein in just 1/2 a cup. As well as many other health benefits of soybeans, ginger, and garlic (they are all on The World's Healthiest Foods site click to check them out).
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Cook time: about 10 minutes
2 cups frozen edamame (in pods)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1-2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sriracha
Boil the edamame, in enough water to cover them, for 5-8 minutes then drain.
While the edamame is boiling, simmer the garlic, and ginger in the oil over low heat. Then add the drained edamame stirring and tossing to coat with the oil mixture.
Pour in the soy sauce and sriracha and turn up the heat so that the liquid boils off while mixing to coat well.
Turn off the heat and remove edamame to serving dish (with an empty trash bowl on the side).
To eat you just suck the tender beans out of the spicy coated pods (make sure you suck all that spice and oil off the pods and don't forget to lick your fingers too--it's so good) and discard the pod.
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