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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