Edamame: Good & Tasty Tuesday

edamameWe love edamame at my house because it’s easy to cook and fun to eat. For most people the first question is, “how do you say it?”, followed by, “what the hell is it?”

Edamame, pronounced ED-UH-MOM-AY, is young soybeans, usually still in the pod. It’s the same stuff they make soy milk and tofu from but the beans are picked when they’re young and green so they’re soft and edible. And if you’re a tofu scaredy-cat don’t worry, they taste nothing like it.

To cook edamame you simply boil or steam the pods in salted water, then sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. That’s it. If you can boil water, you can cook this stuff. 

Now for the fun part, eating! Put the pod up to your lips, then squeeze or bite the beans until they pop out into your mouth. You don’t eat the pod, just the beans inside. Shooting beans across the table at your kids is totally acceptable. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Edamame: Good & Tasty Tuesday

  1. I had an incident with edamame a few years back…I ate so much of it in one sitting that I just couldn’t look at another pod again without feeling full and queasy!
    Thankfully though, I am getting over that, and I was able to partake in the poppin’ just recently. YUM

    • Years? Seriously? Get your a$$ to the store & get your mame on. BTW, I found giant bags of it at Sam’s Club recently. Inside are small 8 oz. steam bags that you just pop in the microwave for 3 or 4 minutes. Even comes with a little package of sea salt for each bag.

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