Sweet Spicy Shrimps with Edamame
Fresh edamame pods are cooked in the microwave then popped open to get the beans. The beans are tossed with whole shrimps and sweet chili sauce. Serve sweet spicy shrimps with edamame over rice for the best Asian food experience.The prep time and cook time specified below are based on the presumption that you have already cooked and shelled the edamame.
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 shallot peeled and roughly chopped
- 6 to 8 shrimps peeled and deveined (frozen whole shrimps were used in this recipe, hence, the short cooking time)
- ½ cup edamame (the link leads to instructions for cooking edamame in the microwave)
- ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
- rice to serve
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds black was used here but any color is fine
- Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan until just starting to smoke.
- Dump in the shelled and deveined shrimps with the chopped shallot.
- Sprinkle in a generous pinch of salt.
- Stir fry for a minute.
- Add the cooked edamame and stir fry for a minute.
- Pour in the sweet chili sauce and toss to allow the sauce to coat everything in the pan.
- Serve the sweet chili shrimps with edamame over hot rice sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
Edamame is the Japanese name for fresh soy beans. If you don’t have access to edamame or you’re not a fan of soy beans, substitute sweet peas. Updated from a recipe originally published in 01/21/2020