Honey Soy Glazed Edamame Appetizer

January 6, 2021
Honey Soy Glazed Edamame

Hey, y’all! Happy New Year! I’m excited to be coming to you today with a new recipe: my honey + soy glazed edamame! Edamame is so easy to make and is one of my all-time favorite snacks. While I think it’s delicious served by itself with sea salt, the honey + soy glaze takes this recipe to the next level. A perfect year-round recipe, this would also be a wonderful addition to your upcoming Lunar New Year celebration!

Honey Soy Glazed Edamame

Honey + Soy Glazed Edamame

Honey + Soy Glazed Edamame


1 bag of frozen edamame

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced

1.5 tbsp. soy sauce, reduced sodium preferred

1 tbsp. sesame oil

1.5 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tbsp. honey

4 tbsp. water

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Sesame seeds (or everything but the bagel seasoning, my preference), to taste

Black Pepper, a pinch

Kosher salt, for sprinkling


  1. Cook frozen edamame according to instructions on the bag. Remove, drain excess water, and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, water, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds/ebtb seasoning, and black pepper.
  3. Over medium heat, add minced garlic + minced ginger to the extra virgin olive oil and cook for 90 seconds. Stir constantly, as you do not want the garlic + ginger to burn. This’ll make them both more flavorful + fragrant.
  4. Add in the honey + soy mixture and cook until the sauce thickens to a glaze, usually 4-8 minutes. (pro tip: if the glaze isn’t getting as thick as you’d like, you can add just a pinch of corn starch that is mixed with cold water).
  5. Pour glaze/dipping sauce in a small bowl + serve.
  6. Enjoy!

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Honey Soy Glazed Edamame

What is Edamame?


Edamame is a young, immature soybean that is still in the pod. It is very popular in East Asian cuisine, specifically Japan. Edamame is Japanese for “beans on a branch”. Though the pod itself isn’t edible, it adds flavor. That said, you can purchase the hulled version as well (mukimame). I purchase edamame from the frozen vegetable section of my local grocery store, most frequently Kroger. It is delicious + inexpensive!

Honey Soy Glazed Edamame

Y’all, this recipe is so easy – I know you’re going to love it!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


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