Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How the Heck do you Eat this Stuff?

Edamame is a veggie I had never tried before finding it at Sam's Club this past weekend. It was frozen and came in 8 ready to eat containers, frozen and ready to be microwaved. I had no idea how to eat the stuff however. I microwaved it and put on the sea salt as the package suggested and attempted to eat the whole pod. Well, I ate a few until realizing that the pod was rather stringy and did not taste good at all. I put the pack in the refrigerator and waited till this evening to try it again. Well, tonight I squeezed the soybeans out of the pod and they tasted so much better. No stingy pods.

It sure is interesting trying new foods that I've never had before. Glad no one was around to see me try to eat the whole pod, it was a rather amusing site.

Now I'll have to keep on the outlook for Quinoa so I can add that cool looking badge to my sidebar!


Tuesday Tip of the Day:
Measure salad dressing and put it on the side and dip your salad. You will use much less dressing than you thought if you use it this way.

9 comments:

Kathy said...

I was going to have edamame for my February food challenge...you beat me to it! I've seen the soybeans frozen minus the pods and have eaten them in frozen dinners, but never cooked them in the pod. I thought they tasted kinda like fresh limas...what did you think?

You'll have to make up a cool edamame badge!!!

noelle said...

I love edamame! The first time hubby and I tried it, we were eating the whole pod too. Quite embarrassing since we were sitting at a sushi bar and the chef was getting a good chuckle out of it. That was 15 years ago so we have now perfected that squeeze to get the yummy beans from the pods!

Edamame is one of my favorite parts of going out for sushi. That and the miso soup! mmmm

TB--Milwaukee said...

They do taste a lot like lima beans, but don't have as tough of skin and with the sea salt, they're a lot saltier. I like them better than lima beans.

Nap Warden said...

I'll 'fess up. The first time I ate edamame, I ate it pod and all...

elberama said...

At Trader Joe's, they sell a succotash (usually made with lima beans and corn kernels) that is called "soyccotash," with edamame beans and corn. Very tasty!

elberama said...

(BTW I found your blog from GoaD. Great job on your journey!)

Dee said...

I tried Edamane at a Costco tester a while back -- and I put the whole thing into my mouth when the sales woman said 'NO- Don't eat the whole thing!' LOL I don't understand why they put salt on the part that you throw out...

Quinoa is great! You can use it much like rice as a side dish, main dish or dessert. I have a really good quinoa salad recipe -- I'll put it on my blog if I haven't posted it already (I have a feeling that I posted it already).

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workout mommy said...

I had no idea you weren't supposed to eat the whole thing! I only tried it once, and maybe that is why!? It was way too salty for me....maybe I need to give it another chance?

(maybe they should directions on the packaging! LOL!)

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