Here's my row of edamame - ready for picking!
Preparing Edamame is time consuming, but it is really quite simple. Just pick it, boil it, shell it, and eat it.
I usually just pull up the entire plant - root and all. The root is going to come out soon enough anyway. Right? Just remember, if you choose to just pull it out by the roots- it's probably best to NOT pick the pods off in your house. That's just asking for a mess.
Today Izzy and I were smarter and chose to do the pod picking on the deck.
Picking the pods alone is quite boring. I do suggest finding a picking partner. It's really easy - even a 3 yr old can do it!
Next step is to add some salt to some water and boil it on the stove. Once the water starts to boil - put the pods in there. You only need to boil them for a few minutes. Then I drain them and run some cold water over them to cool them off and stop the cooking process. That way I can start popping the pods open and
Before you know it, you have a nice bowl full of edamame.
Haven't tried edamame? I think you need to. Check out what this healthy little bean provides you with:
If you are a fan of edamame - what are your favorite ways to eat it? I prefer to snack on it. Sometimes I'll add it into a quinoa salad, but most of the time I prefer it alone.