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How To Cook Edamame

All you need to know about: How To Cook Edamame.


Edamame are green soybeans that are usually served as a snack or appetizer. They are easy to cook and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here’s how to cook edamame:

1. Choose Your Edamame

When shopping for edamame, look for pods that are bright green and firm. Avoid pods that are yellowing, wrinkled, or otherwise damaged.

2. Prepare the Edamame

Place the edamame in a colander and rinse them under cold water. If desired, you can also remove the edamame from their pods.

3. Cook the Edamame

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the edamame and cook for 5-7 minutes. The edamame should be tender but still have a slight crunch.

4. Drain the Edamame

Drain the edamame in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

5. Serve the Edamame

You can enjoy edamame as-is or season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, or your favorite spices. Serve them as a snack or appetizer, or add them to salads, stir-fries, or other dishes.

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