Nibbles for six
Edamame are a wonderful snack to keep in the refrigerator for nibbling.
I also like to serve them as hors d’oeuvres with drinks and I keep a bag in
my fridge to nibble on in the late afternoon when I get hungry. They are available frozen in Asian markets and many health food supermarkets. I prefer those still in the pod, but you may also buy the beans without pods.
1 one-pound bag edamame or soybeans in pods, frozen
2 teaspoons salt (sea salt preferred)
1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Drop the edamame
into the boiling water, stir, and return to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium high, cook for 1 ½ minutes, then drain in a large colander. Refresh the beans under cold, running water, tossing by hand so that they cool evenly. Drain thoroughly.
2. Transfer the cool soybeans pods to a large bowl and add the salt. Toss lightly to coat evenly and serve. To eat, simply suck the soybeans out of their pods.