Chili Garlic Edamame

My experimentation with the loveliness that is edamame continues with this chili garlic edamame. Sure edamame is great steamed with a little kosher salt tossed on top, but toss it in some sauteed garlic and spicy sambal oelek and you’ve got a whole new ball game.

The other night Ryan and I were watching a baseball game and I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen making dinner. Instead I decided to make us a few different appetizers to snack on while we watched. I went with an Asian them and I cooked up a few of these potstickers, some wontons and this edamame dish. So quick and easy that I had it all on the table before the 2nd inning was over.

Chili Garlic Edamame Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound edamame in shells
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • kosher salt



Cook edamame according to package directions. Transfer to a bowl.


Heat peanut oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sambal oelek and cook for 30 seconds.


Pour chili-garlic mixture over the top of edamame and toss to coat. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve.



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    March 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Just found your site. I love the SBD info. Thank you soooo much for your hard work.

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    September 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    pardon my ignorance, but what is sambal oelek and where do I find it?

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      September 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      Alyson- Sambal Oelek is a chili paste you can find it in the Asian section of your local grocery store or Asian market. You can also buy it on Amazon. Hope this helps!

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    May 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I just made this and we love it! I added a little fish sauce to help everything stick.

    I found you on foodgawker.

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    April 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Awesome, for some reason it reminds me of all the different ways they flavor sunflower seeds. Possibilities = endless.

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    April 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    My 7-yr-old would cryyyy if I did this to our simply salted edamame, but maybe on a night when she’s not around?!? Has anyone tried the steam-in-a-bag version by Target brand Archer Farms. I buy them a few bags at a time, because I can’t find them anywhere else!

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    April 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Love your blog! The photos are amazing, they look so professional. The lighting is just perfect.

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    April 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks everyone! Molly- You just eat the beans inside the pods.

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    April 27, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Do you eat the whole pods in this dish or just the beans themselves?

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    April 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I love edamame. These looks incredible!

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    April 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Oh so healthy and delicious! I heard that edamame is one of the healthiest things you can eat. It’s so hard to find them around here, though. :(

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    April 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

    The picture alone is mouth watering, can’t wait to try the recipe! We at Seapoint Farms manufacture and distribute edamame so I love coming across these spiced up recipes.

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    April 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Love how you spiced it up!