Shichimi Edamame

By • February 9, 2010 • 10 Comments

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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! - ChezSuzanneTheWimpyVegetarian

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. - sticksnsconessticksnscones

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 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon lavender
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Put the beans in a bowl or on a plate and sprinkle some of the shichimi over them. Go enjoy the movie!
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2 months ago marymary

I love blending my own spice mixes and also that I found another use for my lavender! I used it on eggs this morning and plan to sprinkle it on popcorn tonight. Delicious. Thanks for sharing!


2 months ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I agree - having my own spice blends on hand is the best! That way I can adjust them to exactly what I want. So glad this blend worked for you!! :-)


over 4 years ago chez danisse

What a great twist on one of my favorite snacks. I like the idea of making your own shichimi. Thanks!


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks! Really easy.


over 4 years ago GoodFoodie

I always wondered what was in Shichimi. Figured it had to include MSG. Does anyone know whether conventional Shichimi has it?


over 4 years ago gluttonforlife

The Shichimi Togarashi I buy is a blend of red pepper, roasted orange peel, yellow and black sesame seeds, Japanese pepper, seaweed and ginger. Although they can vary, it generally contains 7 ingredients (shichi means 7 in Japanese). Thanks for calling attention to this wonderful spice mix!


over 4 years ago GoodFoodie

Cool! Can't wait to try this. I always wondered what went into shichimi. Figured it had to include MSG. Does anyone know whether the conventional one from the store has that?


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks! and good question about the MSG. I honestly don't know - I haven't bought it yet since I've been trying to experiment with my own. But good question!


over 4 years ago Jennifer Ann

Sounds wonderful, and is beautiful and healthy as well. This one is going in my recipe box.


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks! I keep the shichimi spice mixture in a little container and use it for all kinds of things now from veggies to fish. Enjoy!