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Szechuan Edamame (Soy Beans)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a fantastic and healthy protein-packed snack. Replace potato chips with this fast and delicious recipe! Serve warm."
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14 m servings 233
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place edamame pods in a microwave-safe bowl; add 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on high until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat; toast until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, soy sauce, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until soy sauce reduces and thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Add edamame; toss until coated, 1 to 2 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute vegetable oil for the olive oil if desired.
  • If you don't want them too spicy, just omit the red pepper flakes or add more if you really want more of a kick.
  • Note that you don't eat the outer pod of this bean! Put the pod in your mouth and use your teeth to pull out the beans inside.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 233 calories; 9.9 22.8 14.2 0 465 Full nutrition

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Amazing!!! So good, my wife and I kept forgetting to take a breath between mouthfuls haha. I opted for less sugar (2 tbsp instead of 3), another dash of red pepper flakes, and about 2 chopped ga...

Put it out as hors d'ourvres before a dinner party. They were gone in 5 minutes. Everyone wanted the recipe!

We had this at a local Thai restaurant and loved it. I've ordered the Japanese salt which also is a tremendous flavor. With this recipe kicked up, we can eat it at home. Don't have a wok but ...

These are addictive! Delicious with a splash of spice! I made these for my book club and everyone loved them.

These are awesome!!!!