I went out to eat sushi with my daughter and her family a few weeks back and I was introduced to the appetizer edamame. Now, I’d heard of these but never had them. OH MY GOSH! I was in love. They have a deliciously mellow flavor and are so fun to eat… I was hooked and I’ve been eating them regularly at home ever since, as in several times a week. Other great facts about them is they are high in all kinds of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including protein, and my favorite things is they only take 5 minutes to cook. I’ll make a whole bag and have that for my dinner, which I like to keep light. Though of course they are a great appetizer or side dish. For dessert you can whip up another 5 minute recipe, our Healthy No Bake Cookies, or our Fruit Dip Recipe.
Our sushi meal.
- 1 Bag Frozen Edamame in Pods, any size.
- Salt, small coarse variety (Regular will also work.)
- Boil a pan full of water, enough to cover the edamame a couple of inches.
- Add frozen edamame
- Cook for 5 minutes starting the moment you put it in the water. (Don't wait for it to reboil.)
- Sprinkle salt over it, stirring as you do.
Any frozen edamame will work. This is my favorite brand so far as they are nice and plump. The salt shown is actually too large in coarseness. More on that later.
Boil enough water to cover the edamame by a couple inches.
Drop in your frozen edamame.
Cook for 5 minutes from the moment you dump it in. Don’t wait for it to reboil.
This photo shows what I had to do because the salt I bought was too large in coarseness and wouldn’t stick on the edamame. (Does salt come in different coarseness?) I took a rolling pin and made it finer. You can also use regular salt, but its much cooler with the coarse salt for reasons I can’t explain.
After 5 minutes, dump your edamame in a strainer.
Sprinkle on your salt, while mixing.
Place it in a dish, grab an extra “empty pod bowl” and eat!
So this is an empty pod and one of the beans from it.
And this is how you eat it. Insert pod into mouth, use your teeth to extract the beans out of one end. Toss the beanless pod into your “empty pod bowl” and repeat.