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seasoned edamame in bowls

Seasoned Edamame

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5 from 3 reviews

  • Author: Asha


Units Scale
  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 1/22 tablespoons flake sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper
  • Up to 48oz of edamame (amount depends on how many people you’re serving for a meal or snack)


The Seasoning:

  1.  In a small bowl, add the Aleppo pepper and flaked sea salt. Set aside
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet on medium/ high until hot but not smoking.
  3. Add the sesame seeds to the skillet in an even layer and toast. The seeds are done when they’re light to medium tan and fragrant. This happens quickly (15-45 seconds) so don’t take your eyes off this process. Move the seeds around frequently to avoid burning.
  4. Once toasted, immediately pour the sesame seeds into the pepper and salt mixture. Stir to combine. This is a crucial step as the heat from the seeds will help the flavors of the seasoning meld together.

*This amount of seasoning is ample for up to 48oz of edamame. If you love this seasoning as much as I do, multiply the recipe and keep it in a dry, air tight container for up to a month.

The Dish:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the frozen edamame and cook for 3-5 minutes. The edamame pods should be bright green and softened but not limp or mushy.
  3. Completely drain the edamame.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the warm beans with liberal amounts of the seasoning.
  5. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container. The edamame keeps for up to three days in the refrigerator. It should be noted that the salt will dissolve and the pepper and seeds will soften. However, what the dish now lacks in texture, it makes up for in taste as the edamame has had time to soak up all of the flavors of the seasoning.

*To eat the beans, place the pod in your mouth, using your teeth, slide the edamame beans into your mouth and enjoy. Discard the pod.

To Serve:

  1. Serve in one large, communal bowl or individual bowls. If desired, dress with a light squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle with additional seasoning. Be sure to provide an additional bowl for discarding used pods.
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