Edamame (fresh soybeans)

It may look like a big messy bush has arrived in your kitchen, but there’s actually a great snack hiding in there. As soon as you get them home, pluck the pods off of the stalks and store them in a plastic bag in the fridge until you can use them, ideally as soon as possible.

  1. Bring a pot of salted water (1 tsp to 1/2 tablespoon) to a boil
  2. Pluck the fuzzy bean pods off the stalks.
  3. Add the bean pods to the boiling water
  4. Boil for 5-6 minutes or until bright green, and the beans inside are firm, yet give to the teeth.  Drain.  They can be eaten hot, room temperature, or cold.
  5. Lightly salt the pods and eat them by pulling the pod through your teeth (the beans get left inside your mouth — don’t eat the pod!), or shell the beans and enjoy!