Sambal Prawns With Edamame

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Sambal prawns and edamame

Sambal prawns and edamame

Sambal prawns and edamame came as a surprise to me. They actually combine well. Both the prawns and edamame are tender and delicious and with the hot and spicy sambal, it tastes really good. I love prawns, or shrimps, so this has now become another favourite of mine.

I only learned about edamame when I came to Scotland. A friend introduced me to it. I fell in love with it the first time I tried it. Best of all, my family likes it too. Edamame is the young soya beans and are green in colour. They are very nutritious and delicious even boiled plain. Sometimes I do that and eat as a snack when watching TV. Sometimes I made a vegetarian appetiser as in Best Vegetarian Appetizer

This is a simple recipe. You can cook more sambal and keep in the fridge and use it for other dishes too or eat it as it is with rice or noodles. Sambal is very popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Every dish seems to become very delicious with sambal.

Ingredients A
300g small cooked prawns
200g edamame (cooked
1/2 garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
1 red onion (peeled and chopped)
2 red chilies (chopped)
2T crushed dry chilies

Ingredients B
3T hot chili sauce
1T sugar
1t sea salt
1t chicken stock granules
1t tamarind paste
1t belachan (optional)

Frying the spices

Frying the spices

Sambal sauce

Sambal sauce

Heat up some oil in the wok or frying pan. Add the chopped garlic and fry until golden. Then add the chopped chilies, dry chilies and onions and continue to fry until fragrant. Add seasoning in Ingredients B. Mix well and dish up.

Mix all together

Mix all together

Heat up some fried garlic oil in frying pan or wok. Add the edamame and prawns and fry until heated through. Pour in the spicy sambal sauce. Mix well and dish up. Serve hot with rice, noodles, pasta, paratha, chapatti or with any other dish. Adjust seasoning according to our taste.

Do you have a favourite edamame dish to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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Spicy Prawn Fritters Stir Fry

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SathyaSridhar  on April 26th, 2010

Wooow!!! recipe looks great dear prawns with pulses great combo dear…looks delicious..

kristy  on April 26th, 2010

Hey, this looks like petai dish huh! haha…. I feel that you are actually craving for stink beans right now! However, enjoy and have a fabulous day!
Blessings, Kristy

Tuty @Scentofspice  on April 26th, 2010

Nice sambal… all I need is a plate of steamed rice.

sushma mallya  on April 26th, 2010

Beautiful dish, surely must be yum, ..have a nice day mary..take care

Divina  on April 26th, 2010

I love edamame. I could eat a huge bowl of eat. Lovely combination with the sambal sauce and the prawns.

anncoo  on April 26th, 2010

Wonder I can find this edamame in Singapore. Thought of cooking sambal too…of course with prawns or squids.

Mary  on April 26th, 2010

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much, Sathya! :D

@kristy - Kristy, I have never tasted petai! Only now I know it stinks…haha… poor me. I would definitely prefer edamame the :D

@Tuty @Scentofspice - Gosh…I ate so much rice…a real rice tank..haha! :D

@sushma mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Divina - Me, too. We should have an edamame eating and chat session! :D

@anncoo - I bought it in frozen packets in normal supermarkets, ready peeled. I hope you can get that in Singapore. They are really delicious. I’m cooking it for snacks again today…mmm. Maybe you should just come and join me :D

somewhere in singapore  on April 26th, 2010

Prawns my favourite… hehe…

Catherine  on April 26th, 2010

What a lovely colourful dish, I bet it tastes fantastic and so healthy too :) Thanks for sharing Mary!

TasteHongKong  on April 26th, 2010

: ) the edamames looks big with the prawns, and the prawns looks small with the edamames. I bet the sambal sauce is good for both of them.

zurin  on April 26th, 2010

yum…the soy beans look real pretty and appetizing…at first I thought they were petai :D

peteformation  on April 26th, 2010

Just like eating petai without the pungent smell, LOL!
Haven’t tried edamame before….I don’t think it is available in Mal

Joanne  on April 26th, 2010

That sauce sounds like it has a great kick to it! How delicious.

the lacquer spoon  on April 26th, 2010

Edamame, cool! For me, it’s a sign for coming summer… and I need a chilled pint with your dish ;)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac  on April 26th, 2010

I love sambal and prawns. Edamame is an interesting addition. I must try it myself one day.

Drick  on April 26th, 2010

nice colorful dish - now thoses are shrimp, prawns to me are much bigger….bet the sauce is really flavorful

penny aka jeroxie  on April 26th, 2010

I only eat edamame by itself. Didn’t know it goes well with prawns. Now I know.

Mary  on April 26th, 2010

@somewhere in singapore - We do share similar favourites! :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! :D

@TasteHongKong - Haha…you have described it well :D I ran out of bigger prawns but the small ones are delicious too.

@zurin - I think they the edamame look prettier than the petai :D I’m sure the edamame tastes better than petai cos Kristy said the petai stinks.

@peteformation - I have not tried petai. The way you and Kristy describe it, I think I won’t try the petai. Edamame is very delicious with a natural sweetness of its own. I hope you can find it. Some people call it soya beans. I really like it. :D

@Joanne - It does! Every dish seems to taste more delicious when sambal is available :D

@the lacquer spoon - I believe you can easily get edamame in Japan. It’s one of the dishes in Japanese restaurants. It’s expensive to eat there but very cheap t buy and cook at home. I like it as snacks :D

@Amy @ cookbookmaniac - Give a try. Edamame is nutritious and delicious. Have fun cooking :D

@Drick - Oooops….now I think those are prawns that have not grown up…LOL :D

@penny aka jeroxie - I always eat edamame by itself as snack too. This is my first time to combine it with prawns. It worked! :D With sambal, I think anything works, right?
I only eat edamame by itself. Didn’t know it goes well with prawns. Now I know.

Nasi Lemak Lover  on April 26th, 2010

simply yummy!

Shirley  on April 26th, 2010

O I didnt know that edamame was green soy. Must try that, learnt something new today. Thanks.

pegasuslegend  on April 26th, 2010

what a beautiful dish!

The Kitchen Masochist  on April 26th, 2010

Mary, I’ve noticed you always have prawns every week! :)

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but does edamame have to be cooked? Can it be eaten raw? They’re sold at supermarkets here still in their shells. I’ve been wanting to try them but don’t know how to cook and what to cook them with.

Stella  on April 26th, 2010

Hi Mary! This looks awesome, and I have some prawns in the fridge as well as some organic frozen edamame. I’m making this for lunch today, Dearie…

divya  on April 26th, 2010

Wooow!!! recipe looks great dear prawns with pulses great combo dear…looks delicious..

5 Star Foodie  on April 26th, 2010

The combo of prawns and edamame sounds excellent and terrific with the Sambal sauce!

fimère  on April 26th, 2010

encore un excellent mélange de saveurs, bravo
bonne journée

Priya  on April 26th, 2010

Omg, wat a tempting dish, feel like having some rite now..

rebecca  on April 26th, 2010

oh wow looks wonderful love the addition of edamame

Lyndsey  on April 26th, 2010

My family loves edamame. I always have some on hand with and without the pods. We like to snack on them with a little flaked sea salt sprinkled on it. I toss them on my quinoa or orzo salad. My blogger friend The Kitchen Witch had a wonderful recipe for it on her site, all I remember was it was sticky finger good!

Your dish looks wonderful, I was going to look for a good sambal recipe, thanks!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on April 26th, 2010

You’re so right about sambol. I’m addicted to seeni sambol at the moment after a Sri Lankan friend gave me some. I’m putting it with everything.

Love edamame! Glad you discovered it too :D

Cheah  on April 26th, 2010

Mary, you love prawns and do you have cholesterol problem? Forgot, it won’t worry you because you can have more workout at the badminton courts! Lovely appetising dish!

Mary  on April 26th, 2010

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@Shirley - Haha…I was just the opposite :D I didn’t know that this green soya beans are edamame when I was first introduced to them.

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Oh no, not a stupid question. I welcome all questions with joy :D U r absolutely right…almost every week I cook prawns. But I do try to cook more fish and vegetables for a healthy diet. I have not tried edamame raw. I prefer them boiled. Those still in their pods are also very delicious. You can just boil as they are and then remove the beans from the pods when you want to eat them. I don’t by them whole cos they are much more expensive here. Give a try. You can start off by just plain boiling them and then adding some sea salt to it. I hope you like it. Great that you can get it there.

@Stella - Wow….exciting to hear that. I hope you like it too. I bet you would if you like sambal like me :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

fimère on April 26th, 2010 Edit comment
encore un excellent mélange de aveurs, bravo
bonne journée

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! Time to take our your wok and start frying :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@Lyndsey - Lovely to know that you also love it as a snack. I hope I can find that recipe on The Kitchen Witch. Sounds very delicious….mmm. I would love to learn more ways of eating them :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - That’s a new sambal I learn. I have to find out. Haha…you are quite like us. If we have sambal, we tend to add into everything too :D It is addictive. I’m really thankful that my friend introduced it to me. I hope through our blogs, more people will discover this lovely beans.

@Cheah - Cholesterol? So far no problem. I eat a lot of right food and play a lot of badminton. But I know I have to eat certain food in moderation though I am naughty on occasions too :D

sweetlife  on April 26th, 2010

prawns, edamame, and that lovely sauce..what a winner–great recipe


Kamalika  on April 26th, 2010

Hi Mary, How r u…agani another lip smacking dish..looks very healthy and tempting too..take care….

Roti n Rice  on April 26th, 2010

Yumm!! It looks so appetizing! I’m going to give this a try.

Juliana  on April 26th, 2010

Mary, this prawn dish looks so tasty…love the edamame in it :-)

Sook  on April 26th, 2010

Edamame is so healthy but I always have a hard time finding them around here… Your dish looks so healthy and nutritious which I love!

Mary  on April 26th, 2010

@sweetlife - Thanks very much, SweetLife! :D

@Kamalika - I’m fine. Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D Trust you are fine too.

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! Have fun cooking :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@Sook - Thanks very much, Sook! :D I hope you can get edamame easily at your place. It is delicious and nutritious.

Faith  on April 26th, 2010

Edamame is such a beautiful addition to this dish! It looks gorgeous!

teresa  on April 26th, 2010

i’m loving all the colors, this looks awesome!

nisha  on April 26th, 2010

Loved your recipe . I’m going to try this one soon.

lequan@luvtoeat  on April 26th, 2010

I never thought of cooking edamame with prawns. This would definitely be a delightful combo for me as you know how much I love prawns. And I love snacking on edamame just simply boiled, strained, and then sprinkled with a little salt just like they serve in Japanese restaurants. Bur I don’t know why I never thought of combining the two. Thank you for thinking out of the box for me ;-) I’ll have to try this as I loved your sambal salmon. Thank you again for sharing Mary. Have a great week :-D

sippitysup  on April 26th, 2010

It’s funny, I had (until recently) heard of sambal. Now I notice street savvy bloggers everywhere flaunting their love of it! Where have I been? GREG

Mimi  on April 26th, 2010

I always know where to come when I want a prawn recipe. this looks tasty.

tigerfish  on April 26th, 2010

Your sambal sauce is good stuff! I like edamame too! The natural sweetness of these edamame must be balancing really well with savory spicy sambal sauce. Slurp!

grace  on April 27th, 2010

even though i don’t love shrimp, i do adore edamame and that sauce looks AMAZING. this is really enticing!

Sophie  on April 27th, 2010

Hello Mary Moh!

What a fab & tasty looking prawn dish!
Looks so pretty too!

Many greets from sunny Brussels!

Mary  on April 27th, 2010

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D Hope you like edamame too.

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@nisha - Thanks very much, Nisha! Have fun cooking :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - Aha…you are another prawn queen like me! :D Have fun cooking and more fun eating :D

@sippitysup - I do hope you give this spicy stuff a try. If you like spicy food, it’s very likely you will get addicted to it….like me…haha :D

@Mimi - Haha…you are probably right :D I hope to learn more.

@tigerfish - Love your description. Thanks very much! :D

@grace - Maybe you can cook sambal edamame. I bet it would be very delicious too. It’s really the sambal that gives the kick. I’ll try that next time :D

@Sophie - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Sophie…all the way from Brussel! :D

3hungrytummies  on April 27th, 2010

This dish looks so tasty! At first I thought it was stinky beans :)
I have posted Kuching laksa for you! :)

petite nyonya  on April 27th, 2010

What a nice combination. At 1st glance, the edamame looks like petai. Nice dish!

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on April 27th, 2010

Beautiful! Love all the flavors in this spicy dish. I would like it with rice. Your photos are excellent.

Mary  on April 27th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! So sweet of you to post the laksa for me :D I have just checked it out….wow….delicious! I wish I can have that bowl!

@petite nyonya - Haha…..looks like a lot of foodies here thought it’s petai! :D

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Cathy! :D

Namitha  on April 27th, 2010

Looks like a winner combo…so flavorful too

tasteofbeirut  on April 27th, 2010

Wow! This is a a great and (so healthy) recipe! Love all the spices and the idea of associating the edamame with it.

jo  on April 27th, 2010

Now sambal prawns with endamame is a new twist to me. Sounds good and I guess it’s work fine for those who don’t like stinky beans .. haha!

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xiaoyen  on April 27th, 2010

I love edamame too. I put it in noodles and stir fry dishes. I especially like them in the pods, boil with a little salt.

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@Namitha - Thanks very much, Namitha! :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! :D

@jo - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Jo! :D
You are very right. Now that I know petai stinks, I think won’t try it. I’ll use edamame instead :D

@xiaoyen - Wow…in noodles and stir fries! I have never thought of that. I would love to try that. Thanks very much for sharing, XiaoYen! :D

Trissa  on April 28th, 2010

I love edamame Mary. Never thought of combining this with prawns. I’ll try it one day.

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Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88  on April 28th, 2010

Great idea of using edamame with prawns, have not thought of it. Like the spiciness too : )

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@Trissa - Thanks very much, Trissa! Have fun cooking :D

@Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 - Thanks very much! :D

Krissy @ The Food Addicts  on April 28th, 2010

What a great combination, Mary! I have never cooked with edamame before, but love snacking on them at Japanese restaurants. We are actually growing these in our garden this year!

prani  on April 29th, 2010

the prawns sambal looks so delicious..loved the combination and very well explained..good combination with fried rice..
thanks for the comments dear..u r always welcome to our blog..

lisa ng  on April 29th, 2010

Hello Mary!
I love to have this with a piping hot bowl of rice please!
I have to say , really enjoy visiting your blog with amazing photos and stories and of course recipes!
That’s why we would share with you, we nominated you and your blog for the ” Happy 101 Award”.
Thank you Mary :) :) :) :)
CookNg Sisters

Suja Sugathan  on April 29th, 2010

Beautiful dish…great combo. i will try this..thanks for sharing

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@Krissy @ The Food Addicts - Wow….you are growing them! That’s fantastic! I hope you take pictures and blog about it. It’s such a delicious bean. I love it :D

@prani - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Prani! :D

@lisa ng - Thanks very much for your lovely compliment and also your lovely award. Thats so sweet of you! Really appreciate very much, Lisa & your sisters! :D

@Suja Sugathan - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Suja! :D

Jeannie  on April 30th, 2010

This dish looks so good! So tempting with my favourite beans.

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! :D

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Gail  on May 10th, 2010

What a pretty looking dish and it sounds like it will have a bite to it with all the chilli - my type of food!

Mary  on May 10th, 2010

@Gail - Thanks very much, Gail! :D

sayabudakbaik  on October 5th, 2012

It is kinda similar with our sambal prawns, but we use petai instead of edamame.
I am wondering how does edamame taste like.

Mary  on October 5th, 2012

@sayabudakbaik - I have never tried petai. I heard it has a strong smell. Hope to try one day. Edamame is actualy young soya beans, always served in japanese restaurants. they are very delicious. Sometimes I just boil it and eat it as a snack. Give a try if you can find it. I think you will like it. Have fun cooking and enjoy your weekend :D

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