Boiled Edamame

Edamame
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Edamame are green soybeans. Salt-boiled edamame in pods are eaten by squeezing beans out of pods with fingers. It's a great appetizer to serve with beer. If you have salt-boiled and frozen edamame, just thaw them in the fridge.

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb fresh edamame in pods, or frozen edamame in pods
  • 2 Tbsp and more salt (The desirable amount of salt vary, depending on the amount of water to boil edamame.)

How to Make It

  • Cut off the stem end of each pod. Wash edamame well and put in a bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and rub edamame with salt. (If you are using frozen edamame, please start from the next step.) Boil lots of water in a large pot. Add about 2 Tbsp of salt in the boiling water. Put edamame in the boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or softened. Drain edamame in a colander. Taste one edamame and if it's not salty enough, sprinkle more salt over boiled edamame. Spread the edamame on a flat tray to cool.