Just a super quick recipe post from me today. I've been recovering from a hectic week of partying and dancing at Woodford Folk Festival with Jess and some of our dearest chums. We are both addicted to steamed soy beans (otherwise known at edamame in Japan) but neither of us have ever cooked them before. After finding them in an Asian grocer in Richmond, Melbourne, I have successfully brought my addiction into my parents home. This is a great healthy snack food but also makes for a great meal if you're feeling lazy.
Serves 4 (as entrée) or 2 (as meal)
400g frozen soy beans
1/4tsp pure sesame oil (may be omitted)
1tbsp sea salt flakes
Quarter fill the bottom part of a steamer pot with water, add the sesame oil and a pinch of sea salt flakes. Bring the water to the boil and place the soy beans in the steamer with another pinch of sea salt and leave for 4 - 5 minutes.
Remove from the steamer and serve with the remaining salt sprinkled on top.
Just a small note: if you haven't had these before, you only eat the bean inside and not the pod. Much tastier that way.