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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
pound edamame beans, shelled
tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
teaspoons dried orange peel
teaspoons flax seeds
teaspoons sesame seeds
teaspoons poppy seeds
teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
- 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!