|枝豆 Edamame... "twig beans", immature soybeans still on the twig|
The first time I ate Edamame at a friend's house, I was very rude.
I think I snarfed nearly the entire bowl down all by myself.
Those were some *good* beans--still slightly warm, salty, and my friend's mother gave us all glasses of cold beer to go with. It doesn't get much better on a hot summer day, let me tell you:-)
|See how hairy they are?|
If you're fixing them yourself, just pick them off, rinse them well, and throw them into a pot of boiling saltwater for eight or ten minutes (take one out, run it under cold water, and bite out a bean to check whether it's done or not).
We had these for pre-supper munchies while I was making dinner and the kids were working on homework.
All gone! Gochisousama deshita! (It was a feast:-))