Togarashi Spiced Edamame

I love salty snacks, like potato chips. I love, love, love, them. But I have to say, once I tasted Togarashi Spiced Edamame I was hooked. Let me give you some background.

Togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that my daughter and I experienced when we 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 a pinch of Kosher salt over Edamame has to help me to overcome my obsession with potato chips. Now Edamame comes shelled in the frozen section of the grocery store. Warm or at room temperature, Togarshi Spiced Edamame is ready to serve.

There you have it, my Togarashi Spiced Edamame.
My new favorite spice #togarashi, #tastethelove.