August 12, 2008

Edamame, perfect summer snack

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pods of edamame
In the hot and humid months in Tokyo, snacks are essential. You are hot. You are sticky. You feel grimy. And having a nice cool drink while eating a light snack outside in a garden setting is ideal, ne?

In the supermarkets I found lots of edamame, often still on the stalk. I never got tired of eating these tasty soybeans with a cold beer or yakitori! Yum and Yum. If you are interesting in learning more about them click here...

Here is the secret recipe:
  1. Cut or tear the beans off the stalks
  2. Take a hand full of salt and rub the pods between your palms
  3. Boil water
  4. After rubbing most of the baby hairs off of the pods with the salt, toss into the boiling water
  5. Wait about 10 minutes or less
  6. Drain
  7. Toss with more salt
  8. Cool off by waving a bamboo or plastic fan across the steaming bowl of cooked bean pods (that free one they gave you at the subway exit advertising the local radio station)

Enjoy!!! Oishiiiiiiiii

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