Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Edamame Appetizer Recipe - Salt-boiled Edamame

By Setsuko Yoshizuka

Edamame are green soybeans which are rich in proteins and vitamins A, B, and C. 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 are using cooked frozen edamame, just thaw them in the bridge.
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  • 1 lb. fresh edamame in pods, or frozen edamame in pods
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tbsp salt


Cut off the stem end of edamame pods. Wash edamame and drain. Put edamame in a medium bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the edamame. Rub them with salt. Boil lots of water in a large pot. Add 1 Tbsp of salt in the boiling water. Add edamame in the boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain in a colander. Spread boiled edamame on a flat tray and sprinkle 1 Tbsp of salt over them. Cool the edamame.
*Makes 4 servings


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