I love snacking especially these easy Edamame Soybeans with a Sweet and Spicy dipping sauce.
I was introduced to the world of Edamame when I was in Palm Springs for the first time a few years ago – and just wanted a light snack/appetizer to cool down and relax with in the shade.
BOOM – since then I have been addicted to those fabulous Soybeans, and of course just had to combine my own version ;o)
Edamame may be served hot or cold. To eat just push the beans out of the pod and into your mouth. (Discard outer shell.)
Edamame Soybeans with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
Ingredients: (serves 3-4 persons)
24 oz Edamame Soybeans in pods
You can either prepare the edamame in the microwave or cook them.
In the microwave you simply place the frozen Edamame pods in a microwave safe dish, cover with plastic wrap and cook on high for 3-4 minutes. Remove dish and let Edamame stand for 1 minute before enjoying.
You can also cook them by adding the frozen Edamame into a large saucepan with boiling water. Cook for 4-5 minutes, rinse with cold water to cool, drain well and serve.
SWEET AND SPICY DIPPING SAUCE:
Ingredients: (makes about two jars of 4oz)
1/3 cup rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoon cold water
Mix the ingredients – except the cornstarch-water mixture – in a sauce pan.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and add the cornstarch-water mixture.
Continue stirring until the sauce thickens (about 2 minutes)
Remove and taste. If the sauce isn’t sweet enough, add a little more sugar. If not spicy enough, add more Sambal Olelek.
Pour the dipping sauce into small jars and serve over your Edamame and use for extra dipping sauce.
The sweet and spicy dipping sauce is also excellent for summer rolls, grilled chicken, fish or seafood.