Simply Steamed & Seasoned Edamame (Soybeans)

by Jennifer on October 11, 2011

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The saying goes ‘You learn something new every day’. One day last week, I learned that I am a purist when it comes to the term ‘seasoned’

I was out for dinner last week when I spotted this on the menu: ‘Young green soybeans steamed and seasoned.’ I instantly knew that is what I wanted to nibble on but for fun, I asked the server ‘By seasoned, they mean salt and pepper right?’

He answered: ‘sugar, salt and pepper’ but then added that I could order them with no sugar. So for you, simply seasoned edamame.

Simply perfect, just like you. Unless you have anger management issues: Then you should get some help for that.

Simply Steamed Edamame (Yield: 4 snacks, if you care to share)
8 oz. fresh soybeans in the pod
course salt/sea salt
fresh ground pepper

1. Fill a large pot with an inch or so of water and insert a steaming basket/insert.

2. Place the soybeans in the basket/insert and bring the water to a boil. Steam the pods for about 5 minutes.

3. Remove the basket/insert and rinse the beans under cold water for just a few seconds. Drain.

4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and consume.

And for all you nay-sayers out there: my kids love eating them as they ‘accidentally’ shoot some of the edamame out while ‘trying’ to eat them. Whatevs.

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen October 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Sounds so easy! I’ve never had them but I bet my kids would like them too.

Diane {Created by Diane} October 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

this is one of my favorite snacks! I sometimes put crushed red pepper flakes and squeeze lemon on them also.

Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) October 12, 2011 at 1:44 am

Edamame is one of my favorite “newer” things I’ve started eating. We’ve even ate them as a snack during movie night. Good stuff! Love your photo.

Shelly October 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm

We eat these all the time(BF is from Japan) Try them with a little tempura sauce and ichimi!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 21, 2011 at 2:37 am

One of my favorite snacks!

Rashaan October 29, 2012 at 3:40 am

I love edamame. I order it as a small appetizer whenever I go out for sushi..

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