Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Did you know that Trader Joe’s labeled products are guaranteed to be non-GMO? That fact makes this snack/appetizer, made from Trader Joe’s frozen edamame (soybeans), a great choice for your dinner table!
No Trader Joe’s in your area?  Organic labeled edamame is supposed to be GMO-free as well.

Our favorite sushi place, Oishi in Redmond, OR, placed a bowl of edamame draped in this fantastic, finger licking sauce on our table as an appetizer and my taste buds have never been the same since.
After getting hooked there, I just had to find a way to try to make them at home. While not exact, this recipe comes pretty close.

Salty and garlicky with a self adjusted kick of heat, these addictive little beans are tasty AND fun to eat!

Spicy Garlic Edamame

2 Tblsp olive oil
16 oz frozen edamame, prepared according package directions and thoroughly drained
4- 5 cloves of garlic, finely minced or thinly sliced
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (I used Mae Ploy-we use this like ketchup in our house)
1-2 tsp red chili paste, or add to taste (found in the Asian section of most grocery stores-I used Sambal Oelek)
Kosher or sea salt to taste

In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil just until shimmering.  Add prepared edamame  and garlic.  Saute for 2-3 minutes or until garlic just begins to soften.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Reduce heat to medium low and saute for 3-5 minutes more until sauce is bubbly and heated through.
Serve immediately.

*Note- Because I had to explain how to eat these to a couple of dinner guests we had- edamame is eaten by removing the beans from the pod with your teeth and discarding the pod

Serves 4-6