Never eat edamame by itself again. This Spicy Edamame Recipe is flavored with Japanese Seven Spice and Sesame Seeds. In less than 20 minutes, you will have the perfect healthy snacks with a kick!
Edamame is supposed to be the healthiest snacks in the world….
…. but I find them to be dull and boring!
Whose with me?
Every time I have used edamame on my blog, I have always flavored it. Last time, I flavored it with Thai spices and it was delicious!
The star of this recipe has to be the (Affiliate Link) Japanese seven spice!
What amazing flavors!!
I also found out that it is known by a few names:
1) Shichi-mi tōgarashi (main)
2) Nana-iro tōgarashi
3) ..or simply “shichimi”
I have been trying to pronounce the main name out loud and I think I almost have it. Ask me in another month and I just might be able to speak it like a pro.
This is the first time I have used Japanese seven spice seasoning in any recipe. I can’t believe it took me this long to put it into a recipe.
It has a very strong flavor and it completely enveloped my mouth with a delicious taste explosion! Its made by blending 7 spices (duh, right?) and I could taste them all:
- Red Pepper
- Sichuan Pepper
- White Sesame Seeds
- Black Sesame Seeds
- Orange Peel
- Nori Flakes
The sichuan pepper is the one that awakened my taste buds first! They are the dominant flavor in the spice and I LOOOVED it!
You know how much I love my spicy food, so, not surprisingly, I fell in love with the seasoning right away. I can’t wait to try in other recipes like this miso-glazed eggplant or my spicy orange tofu.
If you like the shelled edamame, you can use the same steps, but, use only about 3/4 tsp of the seven spice. P/S: Have you tried some of my shelled edamame recipes like edamame couscous salad, quinoa wraps or vegetarian gyros?
Are you a regular user of this spice? Show me some of the recipes you have used it in.
Want to learn out to pronounce Shichi-mi tōgarashi?
Spicy Edamame Recipe With Japanese Seven Spice
These Edamame Snacks are flavored with Japanese Seven Spices and Sesame Seeds.
In a skillet or small pan, add the oil
Heat on medium heat for 10 seconds
Add the Edamame. If using frozen, DO NOT thaw
Add the seven spice and mix well
Let it cook uncovered for about 12 minutes or until the skin starts to wrinkle
Add the sesame seeds and lime juice
Mix one more time and then turn off the heat after 30 seconds
Let it cool to touch before serving
** Use this spice amount based on your spice tolerance. I like my food on the spicy side, so, I put extra in this recipe.
^^ Traditionally, Japanese cooking uses canola or vegetable oil. I am trying very hard to lessen my use of these oils which is why I used coconut oil. Feel free to use your oil of choice
If you want to use shelled edamame instead of the pods, follow the same steps. The only thing different would be to use less spice. Go with about a 3/4 tsp of it.