Spiced Edamame


Every year I try to grow edamame (edible soybeans).  The first year I tried, they did fine; but every year since, the plants have been eaten by rabbits right after sprouting.  This year, I have 5 very healthy plants loaded with pods. Hurrah!

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There are enough pods that we can eat edamame as much as we’d like and still have a whole bunch left for freezing.

The other good news is that 5 year-old Cam has decided that he loves edamame, especially just cooked and salted.  Just give him a bowl of pods and he is quite content.  For us, I like to spice it up a bit with some chili powder and red pepper flakes in addition to the salt.  I don’t make it too ‘spicy hot’ since I am the only one who would like that.  I just use enough to add flavor.

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Just toss the cooked pods in the pan of heated spices and snack away….it’s fun, tasty, and good for you!

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Spiced Edamame

Adapted from Food Network

1 pound fresh-picked edamame (from the garden)

2 tsp Kosher or sea salt

1 tsp chili powder

1/8 – 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the edamame pods and cook for 5 – 6 minutes.

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Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, stir the salt and spices for 2 – 3 minutes.

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Drain the edamame and place in ice water or run under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Toss the edamame in the salt mixture.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Serves 4.

Categories: Kosher, Recipe, Vegetarian | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Spiced Edamame

  1. It has been a terrible battle here to grow peas. I did not try this year. Glad you got the edamame this year. 🙂

Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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