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Togarashi Spiced Edamame

on October 3, 2014

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I love salty snacks, like potato chips, I love, love, love, them. But I have to say, once I tasted Togarashi, a Japanese spice blend, on edamame, I was hooked. Let me give you some background first.

My daughter and I were at the EPCOT food and wine festival a few years back. When it comes to Melissa and dining, she always picks Japanese cuisine. As an appetizer, they served warm edamame in the shell sprinkled with this outrageous spice. I couldn’t stop eating them, I mean I really couldn’t stop. Melissa told me it was Togarashi. Well, the second I got home I Googled it.

Togarashi is the Japanese word for chilies. It”s a condiment generally made up of 7 ingredients, that brings out the clean and simple flavors of Japanese food. I won’t bother getting into all 7 of them, because the blend has items that are somewhat unusual to find, and really, why bother. It’s just easier to order Togarashi online. Now this spice blend is a staple in my house. A sprinkle of Togarashi and Kosher salt over edamame has to help me to overcome my addiction with potato chips. Talk about better for you, now you can buy shelled edamame in the frozen section of the grocery store. My new favorite spice #Togarashi,#tastethelove.

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