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Author Notes: Last fall, my husband and I traveled to Baltimore for a few days. One of the restaurants near our hotel served edamame beans sprinkled with a spicy dusting of shichimi. Shichimi is a Japanese multi-spice mixture that typically includes red chiles, orange peel, sesame seeds, hemp and poppy seeds. This recipe is my own mixture of shichimi that gets close to what I can remember what we ate. This snack is a great healthy snack that also feels fancy. Use the spice mixture sparingly until you determine how much you want! - ChezSuzanne —TheWimpyVegetarian
Food52 Review: As a lover of Shichimi, I was intrigued by the concept of making my own blend. This recipe is a treasure that makes elevates edamame to new heights. As addictive as chips but so much better for you. I can only imagine the endless possibilities that this Shichimi could be used for: on veggies, popcorn, noodles, eggs... the sky's the limit! Packaged in tiny jars, it would also make a nice gift fit for the foodie on your list. Thanks ChezSuzanne for such a marvelous recipe. - sticksnscones —sticksnscones
Makes 1/4 cup of shichimi
- 1 pound edamame beans, shelled
- 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
- 4 teaspoons dried orange peel
- 2 teaspoons flax seeds
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
- 1/4 teaspoon lavender
- Warm up the beans in boiling water if you want to serve them warm. Be careful not to cook them - you just want to warm them up. This is optional, as they can be served cold as well.
- Combine all the spices in a spice grinder and grind to almost a powder. You want to see the individual spices when you sprinkle the powder on the beans.
- Put the beans in a bowl or on a plate and sprinkle some of the shichimi over them. Go enjoy the movie!