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This month’s choice for my New Year’s resolution is edamame. I really enjoy snacking on these in restaurants, but didn’t realize how easy they are to make at home.

I used this one I found in my frozen food section near the frozen vegetables. This recipe has a nice Asian flavor to them with a little heat which you can adjust to your liking. I’m looking forward to seeing what other sauces I can add to these to snack on this summer while we are waiting for the meat to smoke on the pit. If you think about it they are like chicken wings and very versatile!

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Easy Edamame with Garlic, Soy & Lemon

(Adapted from Lauren Ariza)


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1 16 oz. package cooked edamame in it’s shell

Drizzle of cooking oil (whichever kind you like. I used Olive Oil)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

Pinch red pepper flakes (more if you like spicy, less if you don’t)

1 Tbs brown sugar

A couple splashes of low sodium soy sauce

Chopped green onions (about a handful)

About a Tbs Furikake *seaweed and sesame seed topping that is intended for rice (or sesame seeds if you can’t find it)

The juice from half a lemon (or 1/4 of a really juicy one)


In a saucepan large enough to hold all of the edamame heat your oil and sauté garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper on medium for about 3 minutes.


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Add brown sugar and stir to dissolve.


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Throw in your soy sauce and let cook down for another 3 minutes or so.


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Add your edamame and toss to coat. Let cook until heated through and soy begins to coat the edamame.


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Toss in your lemon juice, furikake, and green onions and serve!

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