How to cook edamame at home

Edamame is a delightful vegetable commonly served at Japanese Izakaya and sushi restaurants as a meal starter. Also, we can also cook them easily at home when you want some finger food to dinner during summer. Although it's very easy and simple, how to cook edamame is very important since it makes a big difference to taste and color when you do it wrong.

Place bean pods in a large bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt and rub them vigorously (Don't wash away the salt). Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil, add the salted beans and boil over high heat for about 5 minutes. Don't cover the pot (The beans will lose their bright green color). When ready, drain beans (never put them in water to cool them, just drain). They taste good when served hot. When you want to eat them cold, try to cool them as fast as you can (ex. paper fan or electrical fan :-). Rubbing the beans with salt as well as cooling them quickly will both help to keep their bright green color.

I am looking foward to eating tasty edamame in summer!

by EmiOnishi

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