How to make edamame so it tastes just like what you get at the restaurant!
What Is Edamame?
Edamame is a green soybean, very popular in East Asian cuisines. It’s salty and delicious and perfect for snacking! It’s fun to pop out of the shells and eat straight from the pod. This healthy snack is an excellent appetizer and perfect side dish. It’s 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 to make at home and tastes just as good. All you need is salt and water and less than 10 minutes to make it!
How To Make Edamame
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot with one tablespoon kosher salt.
When the water reaches a boil, dump in 2 cups of 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 tender and the pods easily release from the shell.
Then drain thoroughly.
How To Eat Edamame
Season the edamame generously with a coarse finishing salt like kosher salt or fleur de sel. Pick up a shell with your fingers, put it in your mouth, and pop the pod out of the shell with your mouth. Discard the shell. That way you’ll get a little salt with each bite!
We are addicted!! I love how easy this is to make. It’s the perfect after-school snack, appetizer, or side dish. Hope you enjoy!!Print
The best, easiest way to make edamame.
- 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.