Has everyone been snacking on edamame and keeping it secret from me?? Actually, now that I think about it I’ve seen it mentioned all over the place as a great snack. But I never thought I was crunchy or worldly enough to take to it, much less locate it at the grocery store.
Luckily, I took the plunge and finally tasted some at a restaurant a while ago. And then I spotted some at the farmer’s market.
All fresh edamame needs is a five minute steam over salty water. When they’re done, run them under cold water for a couple minutes to cool them down and stop them from cooking further. Et voila!
Popping the beans out of their shells brings some fun to the table. But I also genuinely like the taste. They remind me of a firm pea, but not as sweet. My normally adventurous eater has recently decided she doesn’t like edamame. But the younger one loves them. I’ll take it.
Working a new food, especially a legume, into my family’s diet is a bit of a thrill for me. Such is the life I lead.