We LOVE steamed edamame (eda-mommy) around here!! They are so salty and delicious and perfect for snacking! They’re fun to pop out of their shells and eat them straight from the pod. They make an excellent appetizer and perfect side dish. They’re great to munch on while watching a movie or football game instead of popcorn or peanuts. I’m not even going to say they’re a “healthy alternative” because that makes it sound like they may be inferior in taste. But no way — edamame are delicious!! They’re the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and fun to eat.
I always feel a little silly ordering edamame at restaurants because it is literally so, so easy and just as good to make at home. All you need are edamame, salt, boiling water and less than 10 minutes.
We buy frozen edamame in bulk so we always have it on hand. I’ve even bought large containers of fresh edamame from Costco, stuck the container in a gallon size ziploc bag, and froze it myself. Either way, it freezes great and it’s so nice to always have it on hand.
We installed it when we updated our appliances, and I love it! It’s so nice to have water above the stove so I don’t have to carry heavy, full pots back and forth from the sink. The pot filler swivels, turns, and extends to easily reach any eye on the stove.
To make the edamame, bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add one tablespoon kosher salt.
When the water reaches a boil, dump in 2 cups fresh or frozen edamame. Cook for 5 minutes (you don’t have to wait for the water to return to a boil before you start timing) until edamame are tender and easily release from their pod.
And toss generously with a coarse finishing salt like kosher salt or fleur de sel.
We are addicted to this edamame!! I love how easy it is to throw together on weeknights. The perfect after-school snack, appetizer, or side dish. Hope you enjoy!! :)
- 2 cups frozen or fresh edamame in pods
- 6 cups water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Bring water and salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 5 minutes until edamame are tender and easily release from their pod.
- Drain thoroughly and toss generously with a coarse finishing salt like kosher salt or fleur de sel. Serve warm or cold.
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