How long does it take to fill hundreds of eggs for the annual Easter Egg hunt? Hours! Nearing the end of the big job, the kids were fading and supper was still a long ways off. So I whipped out a bag of frozen edamame [pronounced ed-uh-MAH-may], still in the shell and threw them into well-salted water.
Soon the kids (and a few hungry grown-ups too!) were digging into a big pile of shells. The older girls already knew the technique: dip a shell in a little salt, put it between your teeth and drrrraaag, popping the edamame beans into your mouth. Yummy!
Thanks for being so willing to try something new, E, K and E (pictured) and also B, AJ and D! You all get A+!
Edamame works great for grown-ups too, especially for casual outdoor gatherings. These are a real winner!
EDAMAME in the SHELL
Time to table: 20 minutes
Serves 6 hungry kids
1 pound frozen edamame, still in the shell
Bring the water to a boil. Drop the edamame into the water and let cook until done but still bright green. Drain and place on a plate with a pile of salt on the side -- you'll want a second plate for the shells, too.
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