Yesterday was one of those days; I got home from work hungry and the meal plan for the evening was more slow food style than a 15 minute meal. I needed a snack. Fortunately there is usually a bag of edamame in our freezer reserved just for these occasions. Usually we keep it simple, steam and salt only. Last night, with some inspiration from Bon Appetit, things got a little spicy and very tasty. So with out further delay, here is a recipe for pumping up your edamame into a snack that's so yummy, you'll hardly believe it's good for you!
Grab 1 bag of frozen edamame and open it into your sink (or a bowl) and cover with hot tap water. Take 2 cloves of garlic and smash them leaving the skins on. Put a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 TBSP of olive oil. Put the smashed garlic in the pan with 2 chillies (fresh or dried). Drain your edamame and dry on a kitchen towel and then add it to the hot pan. Cook the edamame stirring occasionally until the outside gets blackened in places and the garlic looks golden and smells delicious. Dump the edamame into a serving bowl and mix in 1/4 tsp chilli flakes and 1 tsp of sea salt (flaked if you've got it). Enjoy!