One of my favorite annual treats from my CSA is Edamame, a fresh soybean that is a popular snack in Japan. Did you know that soybeans actually enrich the soil they are grown in? They enrich the body that eats them, too! :)
- If using fresh, strip all of the pods off of your soybean bunch and boil them whole in salted water for 5 minutes.
- (Start timing once the water returns to a boil) Drain the pods, liberally salt them, and then slip the seeds out of the pods directly into your mouth.
- Have a discard bowl handy for the shells.
- You may never want to eat potato chips again!
We love these, even our 10 year old DD does. They are tasty, and they're fun to eat! I like to sprinkle with coarse salt.
My parents are both from Japan, and my dad is very much into gardening. He actually grows the edamame in the summer and preps these *FRESH* for us to eat. Yummy yummy. I'm away at university, so reading this recipe and thinking about my dad is making me a little homesick... Hands down the best snack on a hot summer day!
This is the tastiest easiest snack-hands down-! Goes really well with beer (we had Sapporo) instead of peanuts.