I have always enjoyed Edamame when I go out for Asian food . That’s pretty often because I love Asian food. Japanese, Chinese, and Thai are my favorites. While the salty Edamame are always a favorite, I once had them stir fried and the game was changed. These stir fried edamame will have you loving this sometimes bland appetizer.
How to Stir Fry Edamame
You don’t want to just throw the edamame in the pan from frozen. You’ll want to blanch or steam them first. The best way to do this is to buy the edamame that conveniently steam in your microwave in a bag or just blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Don’t overcook them.
A very hot pan is super important for this so make sure you use something like cast iron or a wok that won’t warp when you’re using it at high heat. You want those beautiful blister marks!
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Stir Fried Edamame
Stir Fried Edamame are a delicious side dish or appetizer. Edamame are blistered and stir fried in a cast iron pan and topped with lime juice and sea salt.
- 10 ounces Edamame In the Pod.
- 1 tbsp. Avocado Oil Or another high heat oil like coconut or grapeseed oil.
- Juice of 1 Whole Lime
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt Or to taste- I like Maldon Sea Salt.
I recommend buying a bag of edamame where you can steam it in the bag in the microwave. It just makes this process easier. If you can't find that- you can blanch the edamame for 2 minutes in boiling water- then drain off the water.
While you're steaming the edamame, heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add in the avocado oil.
Once it's super hot and the oil is rippling- add in the edamame. Quickly stir fry until the outsides become blistered and have some dark spots. Add the lime juice, sea salt , garnish with sesame seeds if desired and serve!
The edamame you can steam in the microwave makes this process super easy. You an also use lemon juice in place of lime if that's what you have. You just need some acid with the salt.