Few ingredients, few steps, best way to make a side dish in no time! :D
- 1 cup frozen edamame with shell
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- a pinch of crushed red chili fakes, optional
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil (substitute with canola or vegetable oil)
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- ¼ teaspoon fresh grated garlic
What you need to do:
1) Cook the edamame according to package directions. Then pat it dry with a towel and set aside.
Whisk the brown sugar, soy sauce and water in a small bowl and set aside.
2) Place the sesame oil, ginger and garlic in a medium non-stick sauce pan on medium heat. Let it sizzle for about 30 seconds.
3) Then add the brown sugar, soy sauce, chili fakes and water mix. Let the sauce bubble gently on medium to medium-low heat. Cook till the sauce thickens and reduces to about 2 tablespoons. This will take about 4 minutes. Stir the sauce frequently while cooking. Remember, the sugar in the sauce will burn easily; if you find this is happening, reduce the heat.
4) When the sauce has thickened, add the steamed edamame and toss well. The sauce should be thick enough that it coats and sticks to the edamame. If you find the sauce is too watery, cook on medium heat till the sauce thickens and coats the edamame.