Edamame is the soy from the pod that is still green. It is rich in protein and can be consumed in delicious snacks or as an accompaniment to the main dish. The preparation is very simple and quick, either in the fresh or frozen version. Give Edamame a try, steamed or fried!
- 3 liters of water.
- 1 teaspoon of salt.
- 1 kg of frozen Edamame.
Makes six to eight servings.
- 1 cup of Edamame.
- 4 cups of water.
- Salt to taste.
Makes two servings.
- 500 g of Edamame.
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil.
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
- 3 chopped garlic cloves.
- ⅛ teaspoon pepperoni pepper flakes.
Makes three servings.
Method 1 of 3: Cooking Edamame
Step 1. Bring 3 liters of water to a boil
Fill a large pot with 3 liters of water and add 1 teaspoon of salt to season. Bring the water to a high heat and wait for it to boil.
Add more salt if you like
Step 2. Add 1 kg of frozen edamame to the water
Remove the Edamame packet from the freezer and place the contents straight into the pan. Stir the pods to drop them into the water. Cook the Edamame until the beans inside the pods are tender. After five minutes, open a pod to see if the beans are right.
You can also use fresh Edamame if you find it
Step 3. Drain the water as soon as the beans are tender
Place a colander in the sink bowl and pour the contents of the pan. Wait for all the boiling water to drain and then stir the pods. Be careful as they must be very hot!
Step 4. Serve Edamame with salt
Transfer to a large bowl and add salt to taste. Open the beans and savor the delicious beans.
Serve the edamame hot or cold (leave it in the fridge for about four hours)
Method 2 of 3: Steaming edamame
Step 1. Fill a pot halfway with water
Put 4 cups of water in a pot over high heat until it boils. When the water starts to bubble, lower to medium heat.
It is possible to use a specific pan for steaming or to fit a basket into an ordinary pan
Step 2. Place 1 cup of Edamame on the top stand
Use fresh or frozen Edamame. The basket of the steam cooker must be placed on top of the water compartment, without the food touching it. Wash the Edamame in cold running water to give it a quick clean and shake it to remove excess water.
Step 3. Place the basket on top of the pan and cover
Fit the basket to the edge of the pan and cover immediately to keep the steam inside. Let the Edamame cook for at least five minutes or until the pods are tender.
If the beans are not cooked well after five minutes, wait another two minutes and check again
Step 4. Put them in cold water to stop cooking
Grasp the handle of the basket with gloves and immerse it in a container of ice water. Lift the basket right away so that the pods don't get too cold. Season only with salt to taste.
Edamame can be served hot or cold
Method 3 of 3: Frying the edamame
Step 1. Mix the soy sauce, garlic and pepperoni flakes
In a bowl, add the soy sauce, the other seasonings and mix well.
- Grate a piece of ginger over the top if you like the taste.
- Adjust the amount of seasoning to make the dish more or less spicy according to your preference.
Step 2. Place a skillet with sesame oil on high heat
Turn on the exhaust fan to dissipate the smoke. Heat the oil until it starts to bubble and stir it in the pan so it doesn't burn.
Step 3. Put the Edamame in the hot skillet and fry it for a minute or two
After placing the food on the fire, do not keep stirring. Leave it sealing and browning on one side so the pod has a smoky flavor.
- Slowly place the Edamame in the pan so that the oil does not spill and burn your skin.
- Use fresh or frozen Edamames.
Step 4. Add soy sauce
Slowly place the sauce in the pan and let the Edamame cook in it for a couple of minutes to get the flavor.
- Mix everything with a spoon to distribute the sauce over all the pods.
- If the contents of the pan begin to bubble too much, turn the heat down.
Step 5. Serve Edamame in bowls
Transfer it to a bowl and enjoy it while it's still hot. To add a touch of freshness, squeeze a little lemon on top.