Make Ahead

Shichimi Edamame

February  9, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Makes 1/4 cup of shichimi
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

Test Kitchen Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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!
Contest Entries

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Annie Leroux
    Annie Leroux
  • Denise
  • Jennifer Ann
    Jennifer Ann
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • gluttonforlife

11 Reviews

Annie L. April 18, 2015
Thanks for this receipe. I like it.
If you're looking for a shichimi togarashi source- I just received RawSpiceBar's freshly ground shichimi togarashi in a small batch and it was fantastic. Highly recommend checking them out.
marymary July 16, 2014
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!
TheWimpyVegetarian July 16, 2014
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!! :-)
Denise May 6, 2010
What a great twist on one of my favorite snacks. I like the idea of making your own shichimi. Thanks!
Thanks! Really easy.
GoodFoodie February 19, 2010
I always wondered what was in Shichimi. Figured it had to include MSG. Does anyone know whether conventional Shichimi has it?
gluttonforlife February 21, 2010
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!
GoodFoodie February 19, 2010
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?
TheWimpyVegetarian February 19, 2010
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!
Jennifer A. February 9, 2010
Sounds wonderful, and is beautiful and healthy as well. This one is going in my recipe box.
TheWimpyVegetarian February 10, 2010
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!