Look! Fresh, Just-Picked Edamame

This is by far the most interesting and surprising thing we've picked up from our CSA this season — stalks of fuzzy, fresh edamame. Now the question is what to do with them... We think of soybeans as a crop grown on huge, commercial farms and weren't really expecting these baby soybean pods. We also think of them as coming already cooked, frozen in bags, in the grocery store.

We assume we'll remove the pods and boil them, then pop out and eat the beans as we would at a Japanese restaurant. Anyone have any tips?

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Related: Seasonal Spotlight: Fresh Garbanzo Beans

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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