Our local farm is always experimenting with new crops in their fields, and this year, they had Edamame. When we first saw it, we were extremely excited because these little soy bean pods are delicious, nutritious, fun to eat, and easy to prepare. In fact, we bought a bunch each time they were in stock. From there, we picked them off the stalks, gave them a quick boil, and topped them with a few additional flavours before eating! Of course, eating these is an adventure in and of itself, as you carefully bite down on the pod, causing it to split open…and then you extricate the beans themselves to eat. While you don’t eat the pods themselves, the act of biting down on them gives you the topping flavour to go along with the edamame beans themselves.
We typically serve these as a side dish for our various Stir Fries. That said, these also make for a fantastic appetizer.
Time: 15 Minutes
- Edamame Pods
- Topping of your choice. We suggest keeping it simple. A few of our favourites are:
- Kosher Salt
- Thai Chili Sauce
- Wasabi Powder
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- As your water boils, pick your pods off the stems (if not pre-plucked)
- When your water is boiling, carefully add your edamame to the pot, and boil for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove your edamame with a slotted spoon, and transfer to your serving bowls or a big mixing bowl depending on what you’re coating them with.
- If using salt, sprinkle that atop your boiled edamame in your serving bowls. If using a sauce, toss it with your edamame in a mixing bowl.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!