It is recommended to cook edamame before eating and to not eat the beans raw. Raw soybeans contain phytic acid (from phytates), which binds and prevents mineral absorption (especially zinc, calcium, and magnesium). Processing reduces the possibility of these issues.
1. Bring pan of salted water to a rapid boil
2. Boil pods ~5 minutes after water boils again (OR STEAM pods ~9 minutes in steamer)
3. Drain edamame & place in bowl, sprinkle large grain salt (like sea salt) on the bowl of pods
4. Put movie into player, push play and sit on couch with bowl of edamame and another bowl for the empty pods.
Edamame & Toasted Coconut in Avocado
2 ripe avocados, sliced in half and pits removed
For the filling:
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, can be roasted for this recipe
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, toasted
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons chopped nori (optional)
For the dressing:
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, toss together all of the ingredients for the filling.
In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, sesame oil, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil in a slow stream to emulsify. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the filling. Toss to combine. Spoon the filling into halved avocado. Season with salt and pepper and serve with chips.
Edamame Avocado Dip with Spicy Wasabe
1 cup fresh or frozen shelled edamame beans
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
1 teaspoon wasabe
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 clove minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup water
juice of 2 fresh limes (about 3 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Do a seasoning check, and add more salt, pepper, lime juice, or wasabe as needed.