HOW TO EAT EDAMAME
If you are looking for an easy-to-prepare and extremely healthy snack or appetizer, follow these steps to eat edamame.
Edamame is an immature soybean that’s grown in East Asia. The bean plays an integral role in many Asian cuisines, particularly that of Japan where it is served as a tasty and healthy appetizer. If you are looking for an easy-to-prepare and extremely healthy snack or appetizer, follow these steps to eat edamame.
Make surely it’s properly prepared. In order to maximize the flavors and pleasures of edamame, the bean should be prepared to perfection. Edamame can simply be boiled until the pod begins to soften, or it can be cooked according to a more elaborate recipes that include oil, parsley and onions. Either way, it should be dried, salted and served in a bowl.
Split the pod. While some people like to eat the whole bean pod, the traditional way to eat edamame is to split the bean pod with your fingers and eat the small, green beans inside. If you like the vegetable a little more salty, try adding salt to the beans themselves.
Add edamame to other recipes. Most people know edamame as an appetizer to sushi or other Asian dishes. However, edamame can be added to salads and even main course dishes to enhance flavor and add color. Try roasting the edamame in oil for twelve or fifteen minutes in an oven. Then, add the beans to your salad or main dish.
Eat edamame as a midday snack. Putting a handful of fresh field edamame in a bag or plastic tub is a great way to take a quick, easy and healthy snack wherever you go. Simply wash the edamame in warm water and eat them, pod and all, for a delicious snack.