August 6, 2014
Asians just have the greatest snacks! During my work in Cambodia I fell in love with fried and seasoned seaweed!!! Sounds weird – but is crazy delicious! Unfortunately it only stays crunchy for like ten seconds thanks to the humidity.
Edamame are the next best thing! Edamame (literally ‘stem bean’) is a preparation of immature soybeans in a pod. They usually get steamed or cooked and are served sprinkled with salt. If you are lucky your local Japanese restaurant serves them as a starter. By the way – don’t eat the husk! – tastes yucky and your Japanese waiter will laugh at you!
In Europe you usually get them frozen, with or without husk. There are many seasoning recipes on the web – but the traditional way is just sprinkled with coarse salt.
_ bring water to a boil [should be enough to cover all your edamame]
_ add frozen edamame
_ cook for 4-6 minutes [until defrosted and warmed through]
_ sprinkle with coarse salt
_ start the snacking frenzy