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Old 03-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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I'm interested in edamame

From what I understand, they are fresh green soy beans.

How are they eaten? In the pod, used the same way as snow peas and sugarsnap peas? Or shelled? Do they taste similar to those two?

Anyone have recipes?

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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First and foremost the outside/pod is NOT edible!

The best way is to steam them (if they are in the pods) and once steamed transfer to a bowl and liberally sprinkle with kosher salt (not table salt).

You can put your teeth around them and sort of coax them out or you can bend the pod, place your mouth right where the bean is, and they will pop out. As you are eating them out of the pod you get a little of the kosher salt - YUM!!!!

You can also just microwave them - they still come out good!

They are addictive - that's for sure! You just gave me part of my dinner tonight!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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I'm with KE, steamed with salt. I grew some last year, but not enough to feast on!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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they have a different taste and texture than snow peas they are firmer and nuttier. They can be snacked on sort of like peanuts

You may also be able to find bags of them pre shelled and frozen (especially if you have an asian market in your area) I throw them into asian noodle and rice dishes sometimes to add protien.

They have a distinctive texture that many may not like at first.... my brother used some expletives to describe them when his GF threw them into a dish.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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I love having them the way KE described. The salt must be large crystal salt though like she mentioned. I actually like using something even chunkier than kosher so I get a big crunch.

They do not taste anything like sugar snap or snow peas IMO. They do not have that same sort of sweetness. They are more starchy, but not really. It is kind of like the difference between a banana and a plantain. Similar, but not quite the same.

I buy them already shelled too (from Trader Joes). I buy a lot of the Trader Joe simmer sauces and for a quick meal I will cook up some chicken with one of the sauces. I will pour in some frozen edamame and put a cover on the pan. Cook until the edamame are heated threw and serve over rice.
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GB - I have been known to use my gray salt for these also - yep - the chunkier the salt the better!

The taste is hard to describe other than it's something you can't quite stop eating!

I have added them to salads, Asian-flavored noodles, mostly I just eat them like I'm never going to find anymore on the planet!
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We dip them in soy sauce after steaming. Very good!
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Yes they are quite addictive. Just like Lays potato chips, you can't eat just one.
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Agree with all above, they are addicitive, so fix the whole bag!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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Oh man, this sounds like another healthy appetizer!

Thanks everyone - I can't wait to try them!

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