Pupu Edamame (Immature Soy Beans)
Edamame (immature soy beans) is a very typical starter dish that is served when you immediately sit down at a Japanese Restaurant. It is normally always served as a starter at a Sushi Bar. Those are simply steamed and salted.
This version takes it to another level with sweet, salty and spicy flavors. You will see this dish on every popular local lounge menu. It seems to have replaced our ever so popular boiled peanuts.
Although, I was once served a starter dish of a combination of the two …. Boiled peanuts with the seasoned edamame. Ingenious! I often ask my sister to prepare her version whenever our family gets together for a gathering. This recipe makes a big batch!
- 1 (4 lb) bag frozen edamame, thawed
- boiling water as needed
- 2 c. Aloha shoyu
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. chili garlic paste
- 2 TB sweet chili ;sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. ginger, grated
Place edamame in a large mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over edamame, allow to sit 5 minutes. Drain. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat; combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.
For service: In a large mixing bowl; toss soybeans with sauce. Serves 12-14.