This is a really quick and easy recipe that is perfect for when you don’t have enough banchan or namul for your Korean meal. I used half of a bag of frozen edamame that needed to be used up. I added some water to a microwaveable covered bowl and microwaved them for 2 minutes, then I let them sit for a few minutes before stirring and microwaving for 3 more minutes. You can also use the frozen ones that steam in the package, just follow package directions for cooking. The rest of the ingredients are 1/4 cup of my make ahead soy cooking sauce, and 2 tbsp sherry. You can add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes to make it more spicy, but I omitted them this time as I plan to serve this with a spicy pork recipe and don’t want too much spicy in one meal. The sesame oil is used to coat the pan and the sesame seeds are for decoration.
Mix the soy cooking sauce and the sherry together and stir in the edamame. Let sit while you add a little sesame oil to a frying or saute pan. When pan and oil are hot add the edamame to the pan. Cook on medium high heat until the liquid forms a glaze on the edamame. You will need to keep an eye on the pan and stir as necessary to coat all the edamame evenly. When done pour into serving bowl/s. This can be eaten warm or cold, and also makes a great healthy snack.
This is one of those recipes that you can easily make to your own taste by adding ingredients such as very finely minced garlic, or ginger, and of course the spice level can be toned up or down depending on your preferences.
Have a great day everyone.