These garlic soy edamame are such an easy appetizer and they are so delicious. This recipe comes together in 15 minutes or less and it will be devoured even faster.
How to make edamame
To make the edamame, I quickly steam them in the microwave. You could also use a steamer on the stovetop. The sauce is simple and includes a little butter, lots of garlic, some ginger, and soy sauce. It is delicious topped with a dash or two of sesame seeds for garnish.
How to eat edamame
If this is your first time eating edamame and you are unsure how to eat it: don't eat the whole thing! Put the edamame 90% of the way in your mouth, bite down halfway, and pull it out. You will end up just eating the sauce on the outside and the edamame pods on the inside. Oh and don't forget to keep a discard bowl nearby for the "shells."
This edamame recipe would be delicious with:
I have been making this recipe with my family for years. I have tried so many variations of it but keep coming back to this recipe. It only includes a few ingredients but is insanely good!
If you make this garlic soy edamame, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below.
Garlic Soy Edamame
- 28 oz frozen edamame in shells
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon grated garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 dash sesame seeds for garnish, optional
- Steam the edamame by placing the frozen edamame in a large microwave-safe bowl and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for 2 minutes, or until edamame pods can easily pop out of the shell.
- Heat a large pan or wok on medium-high heat and add the butter until melted. Add the garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce and turn the heat down to medium-low to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken.
- Add the edamame to the pan and give it a good stir and coat the edamame in the sauce. Top with a dash of sesame seeds and serve immediately.
- To steam the edamame, you can also use a steamer on the stovetop.
- These are best enjoyed straight from the pan. Should you have leftovers, you can saute them on medium heat on the stove until reheated.