Thursday, October 16, 2008

Edamame

You an purchase these so there is no prep work, whatsoever. However, not all edamame are the same so pay close attention when purchasing. Edamame is green soy bean (literally in Japanese). You can purchase in the pod or shelled, (we prefer in the pod) fresh or frozen (we prefer frozen).

The reason I prefer frozen is most of what's available frozen has already been cooked (not all so read the package!!!). So preparing frozen, in the pod edamame is as simple as thawing (a microwave or rinsing in warm water can make quick work of this process), sprinkle with kosher salt and serve. My kids would prefer eating these to potato chips. You cannot eat the pod so use your teeth to rake the beans out of the pod and you get a tiny hint of salt from the outside of the pod.

If your edamame are not pre-cooked (whether fresh or frozen), simply toss them in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. Salt and eat.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is a few of my co-workers favorite snacks in the afternoon.

Laura said...

Believe it or not- Heath (2yrs old ) and Hugh (12 years old) love these as a snack.

I usually grab a frozen bag of them while running out the door to Hockey...and by the time we get there.. they are thawed and ready for a nice crisp/cool snack.

Really yummy- actually- the taste kinda grows on you.