Last weekend at the farmer’s market, my eye fell upon something new. Edamame! K and I love this as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants and the realization that we could get this locally made us really excited.
Edamame are immature, edible soybeans harvested when about 80% ripe. They’re so easy to prepare, and so fresh-tasting with the salty flavor dancing on your tongue, you’ll love them if you can find them at the farmer’s market. You can find them frozen in most grocery stores now too, but what’s the fun in that?
Our beans came on the vine but a big bunch of it only cost $2.50, a good deal for something I can’t get easily for myself locally. K pulled off the beans and boiled them in salted water for 3 minutes, then drained them and sprinkled more salt.
We popped the little pods of goodness into our mouths and enjoyed the salty flavor painted on the pods as they burst onto our tongues. You really can’t go wrong.
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