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edamameEdamame Soybeans

This will likely be a new vegetable for most of you. Perhaps you have bought bagged edamame in the grocery store. This is the same thing; only the beans are still in the furry pods. We grow edamame in the summertime and will only have a crop if there has been a good amount of rain!

Storage Info:

  • Leave the edamame in their pods till you are ready to cook them.  Store in a plastic bag till that time. Will store up to a week in your fridge.
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How to Prepare Fresh Soybeans (from Asparagus to Zucchini)

1. Rinse pods well. Drop into a large pot of boiling water. Return to a boil over highest heat. Boil until beans are just tender and have lost their raw taste, 3-5 minutes.

2. Drain and cool slightly under running water; drain again. Sprinkle generously with salt.

3. Serve a warm platterful and let guests pop the beans from the pods to nibble like salted nuts. Alternately shell the beans and add them to salads, rice, or couscous. Or put together a summery saute to brighten grilled veggies, poultry or fish: cook the prepared beans in butter with corn kernels, then add fresh tomato diced, zucchini, and heat through.

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