Spicy Edamame with Lemon

This is a spicier version of the addicting soy bean appetizer you love at the best Japanese restaurants. Spicy Edamame.

Spicy Edamame with Lemon 

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  • 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 pound frozen edamame, in the pod (green soy beans)
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 wedges


Heat the salt, chili powder, and pepper flakes in a small dry skillet set over medium heat, stirring until hot and aromatic, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Set aside. Boil the edamame pods in salted water until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander and pat dry. Toss the edamame pods with the chili-salt and serve warm with lemon wedges to squeeze on top.