Since I’m trying to work through the contents of my freezer and pantry, I decided to make something out of a package of edamame that’s been sitting in my fridge for a few months. One of my favorite things to munch on is Poleng Lounge’s delicious grilled edamame with garlic and sea salt. It has a nice smoky flavor and the garlic and salt induces a lot of finger-licking. I found the recipe on line and it seemed easy enough with minimal ingredients needed.
It took about 10 minutes to make, not including the time it took for me to boil and drain the edamame. Since I don’t have a grill, I tried to replicate the char and the smokiness by quickly sauteing the edamame on high heat. The end is result was somewhat close in flavor to the original although it was slightly oilier than Poleng’s version. It might be the grill and open flame factor. Next time, I’m probably going to reduce oil to one tablespoon and switch to a nut based oil like walnut. Vegetable oil sometimes leaves a filmy taste. Still good though. Now if only I wasn’t too lazy to go out and get a beer to go with this. It’s probably a good thing, no need to be writing cover letters under the influence of alcohol.