EDAMAME

1 pound green soybeans in their pods
2 Tbs. sea salt

Pluck the pods off the stems and rinse them well. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil; add the salt and beans in their pods. Boil for 3 minutes, then drain. Wick up extra moisture with a towel, then pile the pods into a bowl and sprinkle with more salt. Chill if the day is a hot one or serve warm. Be sure to put out a big bowl for the pods.

(from Local Flavors, by Deborah Madison)


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