Edamame with Garlic Chili Sauce

First things first, I want to wish a very happy 30th birthday to my wonderful husband. Even though he looks about 18, he is 30 today! Now that he is 30, maybe waitresses will stop asking him what high school he goes to when we go out to eat. This really happened; people always think he is much younger! Even his Grandma, who hung happy 25th birthday signs all over her house last week, gets it wrong. Happy birthday Cliff, you are a gem!!!

Last week when we were in Santa Monica we went to a Thai restaurant for dinner. Cliff loves pad thai. I mean really, really loves it. He of course ordered pad thai. I ordered this shrimp with chili sauce dish which was super amazing. I am hoping to figure out a way to recreate it because it was some of the best shrimp I have ever eaten. And as Cliff mentioned, I’ve eaten a lot of shrimp! As an appetizer we usually order edamame. This time we ordered edamame with garlic chili sauce. It was so good. I was worried at first that I would not like it because I don’t like real spicy foods but it was just spicy enough without making me think I was going to die. We knew right away that we would need to make it at home. I don’t think I will ever eat plain edamame again. This version was so much better. And it was easy too!

Here is what you’ll need

Combine the sauces

Heat the edamame in the microwave

Heat the sauce until it thickens

Add the edamame and coat well

So much better than plain edamame! Perfectly spicy!


Edamame with Garlic Chili Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 1 lb frozen edamame
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 tbsp garlic chili sauce, more if you like it extra spicy


  • Cook edamame according to the directions on the package. We just microwave ours. 
  • In a saute pan combine the vegetable oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and garlic chili sauce. Cook over medium heat until it begins to boil. Whisk constantly.
  •  Allow to boil until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and add in the cooked edamame.
  • Coat well with the sauce.
Keyword Edamame