When we go out for sushi, we love ordering a bowl of steamed edamame before our main meal. The way the tasty, little soybeans pop out of their shells is delightful and, in our opinion, an integral part of the sushi experience.
Traditionally, edamame is steamed and sprinkled with sea salt. That’s how you’ll find it served at most sushi restaurants. Some restaurants will take it a step further and add a little lemon zest or lemon juice for extra zing, but that’s usually as far as the chef will go.
We love this garlic edamame recipe because it’s full of fantastic flavor that you can’t find when you order edamame out at a restaurant. For this recipe, you’ll use a blend of garlic, soy sauce, sugar, and cornstarch to create a sticky sweet marinade for the edamame.
The marinade is quickly whipped up over the stove in a couple of minutes before the frozen edamame is added to the pan. The edamame is then coated in the sauce and cooked for a few minutes until it’s heated through.
This garlic edamame recipe seriously couldn’t be easier to make or tastier to eat! Plus, edamame is full of wonderful nutrients like fiber and protein, so you can feel good about the fact that your snack offers nutritional benefits too.