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Easy Delicious Edamame (Green Soybean) Snack

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Here's a healthy, delicious snack that does not take a lot of time to fix.  Edamame, green soybeans, are in their pods. You can buy them frozen or if you are lucky get them fresh out of your garden. By adding seasonings, you can make this so tasty. Everyone will love it.
 
 
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Step 1: INGREDIENTS

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1  10oz. bag of edamame
Salt
Tamari
Roasted Sesame oil

Step 2: Cook Beans

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Using a medium sized sauce pan, fill it with water, add some salt -about 1 tablespoon--

and add the soybeans. 

Step 3: Boil

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Cook beans in the uncovered saucepan on medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes.  Stir occationally.  Check to see if they are cooked and tender, not mushy.

Step 4: Drain

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Drain water off and leave in the pan.

Step 5: Add seasonings

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Add some tamari and a few dashes of toasted sesame oil.

Step 6: Toss and serve

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Toss pods around so the sesame oil and tamari nicely coat them.
Serve and enjoy!

If you have never eaten soybeans before, with your fingers, take the pod and pop the beans into your mouth.  Don't eat the pod, pitch it.  They are fun to eat! 

(*note* traditionally, they are boiled in salt water, but other seasonings can make your snack more interesting - just experiment and add flavorings you like.)
homesteadcat (author) 9 months ago
When I posted this recipe in 2010 I was buying Cascadian Farms food then. I quit buying their brand of frozen veggies. I now only buy soy beans when they have it grown locally at the grocery store. (Most all of the green frozen ones are not organic and come from China.) I am happiest when I can get Organic, non-GMO, and grown in the USA.
Yeah, if you don't want a lot of sodium, you can leave out the salt in the boiling water. I also switched to low sodium San J Tamari and that taste just as good.
Your suggestion of orange oil and cayenne sounds great. I will try that. Thanks!
SimpleSpiveys9 months ago
Tamari AND salt?! wow... sodium overload. The regular soy sauce is packed with salt, but I'm sure tamari makes it taste more interesting. I really dont like cascadian farms because their parent company is General Mills, but we dont have any other organic options here... I did this to my soybeans before I saw this recipe. I also add a little orange oil & cayenne, great recipe :) You should try it if you're not afraid of spicy food.
please help me!! lol. i love edamame, i've been eating it like crazy, but i don't understand something here!! :D why do you flavor the shell, if you only eat the beans? and if i pop the pods in my fingers and put the beans in my mouth...why? what? lol. help!!! i want flavor, while in the pod, but i have to check for worms because they gross me out and i get 1-5 worms per package from walmart.
They're also good with melted butter and garlic. Mmmmm.

About buying the wormy ones--don't shop Walmart. You'll find a better quality and probably organic at a local food cooperative or Whole Foods. Even if it says organic, check the country of origin. If it says China, think twice. Remember, that's the country that put melamine in their baby milk and poison in dog foods.
homesteadcat (author)  kristylynn841 year ago
This is the way I eat edamame: I grab one pod and put it in my mouth to get the flavor and squeeze the pod so the bean pops out. The soy sauce and toasted sesame oil flavor is on my tongue while I am chewing the bean. Yum! *******
I am totally grossed out that there are worms on the soybeans you buy. I have never run across worms - ever- but lately I only buy locally grown soybeans because I don't trust food from outside the US. Here in Hawaii, it is a snack that everyone eats so we are very lucky that it is available fresh (grown in Hawaii) at the supermarket. On the bag that you buy, check to see where it was grown. Most green soybeans come from China.
tleet5911 months ago
They're also good with melted butter and garlic. Mmmmm.

About buying the wormy ones--don't shop Walmart. You'll find a better quality and probably organic at a local food cooperative or Whole Foods. Even if it says organic, check the country of origin. If it says China, think twice. Remember, that's the country that put melamine in their baby milk and poison in dog foods.
I love edamame! I've never added anything but salt to it, though. I might have to try some sesame oil next time, that sounds awesome.
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