Recipe of the Week: Roy's Edamame

This is another extremely simple dish to make, provided you can track down the ingredients. Some farmers' markets--including the Saturday one in Irvine--sell fresh edamame, while shichimi is available from specialist stores.

But if you can't get hold of it, simply cook the beans and sprinkle them with salt. This spin on an amuse-bouche, which can be served hot or cold, is on the menu at all Roy's locations, including Anaheim and Newport Beach. As the man himself says, "Edamame is a great way to start a meal so you don't get filled up on bread."

The following recipe serves four.

½ lb edamame beans, in pods
1 tbsp Roy's Edamame Seasoning

Roy's Edamame Seasoning:
8 oz kosher salt
4 oz shichimi (Japanese red pepper seasoning)
1 oz granulated sugar

Boil seven cups of water in a large pan. Wash edamame bean pods well. Add the edamame to boiling water and let boil for 5-10 minutes. Drain and sprinkle the well-blended Roy's Edamame Seasoning over them. Serve.

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