How to cook fresh edamameIt occurs to me that I might forget, since I get fresh edamame so rarely, and so I should note it here.
It's easy: rinse off the pods to get rid of any dirt, and toss them into boiling water for five minutes. You can serve them warm, or rinse them in cold water for a while to cool them off. Eat by picking up the pods and squeezing the soybeans into your mouth.
Trader Joe's supermarkets sell edamame frozen in both pods and pre-shelled. You get more for your money with the shelled, but then you have to figure out how to eat them without touching them. :-) I'm just saying that eating them out of their furry, firm, fresh-smelling green pods is pleasant, and so you miss out if someone shells them for you.
These are great for breakfast. With green tea. Genmaicha, specifically. (But what isn't good with genmaicha?)
posted by Arlene (Beth)10:00 PM