Steamed Edamame

by Janine

This is a popular Appetizer at almost every Japanese Restaurant.

This is how I make it at home.


Pull all pods off the plant.  Rinse under cold water.  Fill a small pot with 1 inch of water.  Put the pods in the pot with a steamer basket.  Bring water to a boil, once steaming, steam the beans for 3-5 minutes.  Put edamame into a medium bowl and (optional) drizzle with a couple tablespoons of tamari or soy sauce.  Now here’s the fun part!  Pick up a whole pod, suck out the beans, and compost the empty pods.