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.
- 1 lb fresh edamame (in pods, or frozen edamame in pods)
- 2 tbsp salt (and more to taste)
- 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 the next step.)
- Boil lots of water in a large pot. Add about 2 tbsp of salt to the boiling water.
- Add edamame to the boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until 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.