Edamame are immature soy beans, still in the pod. Try them boiled and tossed with some salt and chopped dill fonds for a great side dish. Dill fonds are the wispy, fern-like “leaves” on the plant – they have a sweet taste and are a great way to add flavor to a dish.
12 ounces edamame (fresh soybeans) in the pod, either fresh or frozen
1 rounded tablespoon chopped fresh dill fronds
6 cups fresh pea shoots
- Bring 8 cups (2 quarts) of water to a boil in a large saucepan.
- Add a big pinch of coarse salt and then the edamame beans.
- Boil until the beans turn bright green, 1 minute.
- Drain into a colander, shaking to remove excess water.
- Let the beans cool for 2 minutes, and then toss with the salt and dill, tossing to coat.
- Add the pea shoots, toss briefly and serve immediately with a small dish for collecting the shells.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- Consider adding red pepper flakes for some heat or grated cheese for added saltiness.
Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, recipe courtesy of Amy Thielen, Show: Heartland Table, Episode: Fargo