Today we would like to share with you an amazing snack dish — edamame bean.
We found some frozen edamame bean pods from the supermarket. Edamame bean is a healthy ingredient that’s low in calories. You can just simply cook it with water and a pinch of salt.
But for me, the best way to have it is to cook them with soy sauce and spices.
During the braising process, the beans will absorb so much fantastic flavor from the spices. It is savory and the flavor is so unforgettable.
It is a perfect snack for watching tv or pairing with alcohol. It is such a fun process to pop open the bean pods and take out the beans inside!
Braised Whole Pod Edamame Beans
- 10 oz edamame whole pods
- ⅛ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsp sugar
- A pinch salt
- ½ cup water
- 6 dried chili peppers
- 1 star anise
- 3 clove
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 5 slices ginger
- 2 bay leaves
- Cut off the 2 very end sections of the edamame bean pods, this will help the flavor get in. If you are using the frozen edamame pods like me, thaw it out for at least 3 hours before cooking (so it won't be too cold to hold when you deal with them ^^)
- Heat up a pot over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of oil. Add the "spices" listed above and sautee them until you can smell the aroma (make sure not to burn the chili pepper and Sichuan peppercorn)
- Add the bean pods in, together with every "sauce" ingredient. Mix well. Cover with a lid and turn the heat to low once the water boils. Cook for 25 minutes.
- The bean is ready to eat after 25 minutes of cooking time. For the ultimate flavor, you can let them cool down completely inside the juice and serve it when it is cold, that will be the maximum of the flavor. Enjoy!