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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