I’m back! I got in from L.A. last night and definitely slept in a little too much today to make up for the weekend’s lack of sleep. I tried to wake up at 6 this morning, stumbled down the stairs at 7, realized I was way too tired to be up with the living, and made my way back into bed.
When the Diep cousins are together, we tend to just stay up for absolutely no reason other than to hang out. After a weekend of Pokemon Go (yes, they’re very into it), basketball, Super Smash Brothers, swimming in the ocean, card games, watching movies, and eating nonstop, I am pooped.
For today I have some spicy garlic edamame beans for you all to snack on. It’s a perfect afternoon snack or appetizer. This is one of those ‘flexible’ side dishes that you can cater to your own taste buds. I got frozen unshelled edamame beans for this so that I technically would only need to warm them up in the pan and season them. I absolutely love garlic flavored foods, so I may have gone a bit overboard on the garlic.
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- a 16 oz. bag of frozen unshelled edamame beans
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4-1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Pepper to taste
- Optional: 1/4 tsp garlic powder and dried oregano
- Heat olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic. Once the garlic starts to brown, add the edamame. Mix the edamame with the garlic. Once the edamame is heated up, add the seasoning a little bit at a time and evenly coat the edamame with the spices. Taste one and add more seasoning to fit your liking. Once the edamame are heated up and hot enough for you to serve, pour them into a bowl and chow down.
Who needs cheese and crackers? Edamame beans are a good source of protein and a great snack to keep people held over until the main dish has arrived. These little pods will be garlicky, salty, and have a spicy kick to them. Enjoy!