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 Appetizer
Honey Soy Glazed Edamame
- 1 bag frozen edamame
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp. garlic minced
- ½ 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
- Cook frozen edamame according to instructions on the bag. Remove, drain excess water, and sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, water, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds/ebtb seasoning, and black pepper.
- 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.
- 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).
- Pour glaze/dipping sauce in a small bowl + serve.
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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!
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