Edamame are soybeans that are cooked and served while still in the pod. Their sweet, slightly nutty flavor makes for a great snack, provided you know how to cook them.
Why This Recipe Works
For our edamame recipe, we stuck with edamame still inside their green pods because we found shelled edamame to have a mushy texture and to be somewhat lacking in flavor. Steaming worked, but we preferred boiling them in salty water. It only took three or four minutes to cook the beans before they were ready to be drained and transferred to a bowl of cold water to halt the cooking process.