This perfectly blistered and charred edamame recipe has a spicy kick with the addition of jalapenos. The toasted edamame gets caramelized and has a wonderful flavor after spending a bit of time in a wok.
This perfectly charred edamame can be cooked from either fresh or frozen for an easy snack or appetizer.
Edamame is so easy to make. And it can be cooked in so many ways, but one of my favorites is to make perfectly charred edamame in a skillet or wok.
The edamame just gets toasted to perfection and it's so easy for a quick and flavorful snack.
If you get frozen, like I do, you just follow the directions on the package. This usually either involves boiling in some water or cooking in the microwave. I usually do the boiling method though. Just as easy!
And then with this recipe, you just take that boiled edamame and toast it up in some olive and sesame oil.
I like to throw in a jalapeno for some heat and a touch of spice. It gets all caramelized and yummy. I usually leave the seeds in for some extra spice, but if you're a little reluctant to have your mouth on fire, leave the seeds out. It will still be tasty.
You end up with a perfectly blistered edamame that has a little spicy kick. Perfect for snacking. Perfect for sharing. If you're feeling generous. A spicy, salty treat.
Where do you find edamame?
Edamame is pretty easy to find! A lot of the time you can find it in the frozen section, but sometimes you can find it fresh in the refrigerated section, too. The frozen kind is great though, and works perfectly in this recipe.
It's easy to locate in Target, Trader Joe's or if you're in Central Texas like us... HEB!
- Edamame - the STAR ingredient! I like to use bags of frozen edamame, because they are easy to find at my grocery store. If you can find fresh, you can definitely use that!
- Jalapeno peppers - These are some of the most popular peppers in the world, so you should have no trouble finding one! They also have a touch of spice, without being overly spicy. For this edamame, they add just the right amount of heat, especially when charred.
- Cooking oil - I like to use canola or vegetable oil in this recipe. Both have relatively clean profiles that won't affect the taste of the edamame.
- Sesame oil - This WILL affect the taste of the edamame, but in the best way possible. This oil comes from sesame seeds, and brings a unique flavor profile to the edamame. You can find it at most grocery stores (and Trader Joe's!)
- Salt - To salt this edamame, flaky sea salt or sea salt from a salt grinder is best! Stay away from table salt, as it can oversalt the edamame and not allow the desired taste to come through.
What pan to use?
We used a wok, but you can easily use a nonstick skillet or even a cast iron skillet to make this spicy edamame.
While this spicy edamame is delicious as is with the charred jalapenos and flaky sea salt, here are some other ideas to spice it up and customize!
- Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce and some lime juice or lemon juice.
- While cooking, add in some chili oil to add even more of a kick.
- After cooking, toss with some lemon garlic butter.
How to make the charred edamame
To make this edamame, you'll first cook the edamame by the package instructions.
Some packages of edamame will have you boil them in water, while others have the option of steaming in the bag in the microwave. Just read the bag you get to see what your options are!
After the edamame is cooked, that is where the fun begins.
Slice the jalapeno and remove the seeds if you desire. If not, leave them in! And heat up a wok or large skillet.
Once it is hot, add in the oils and then toss in the edamame and the jalapeno! Let is cook and get all charred and blistered, stirring/tossing frequently.
After it reaches a nice state of blistered edamame and jalapeno (about 10 minutes), remove from the heat and plate.
Looking for more snack recipes? Try these!
- Blistered Shishito Peppers
- Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini
- Easy Tomato Bruschetta
- Frozen Yogurt Blueberries
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
Spicy Toasted Edamame
- 1 bag frozen edamame 1 pound
- 1 large jalapeno
- 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- salt to taste
- Boil the edamame in a pot for about 4-5 minutes (or follow the instructions on the bag).
- While edamame is cooking, slice up the large jalapeno. For less spice, remove the seeds.
- Heat cooking oil and sesame oil in wok over medium-high heat. If you don't have a wok, a large skillet can also be used.
- Add the edamame and sliced jalapeno.
- Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until edamame is blistered.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Serve while hot!
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