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!
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.
Just toss the cooked pods in the pan of heated spices and snack away….it’s fun, tasty, and good for you!
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
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the edamame pods and cook for 5 – 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, stir the salt and spices for 2 – 3 minutes.
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.
Serve and enjoy!