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Mama Says, "Eat Your Edamame"

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Mama Says, "Eat Your Edamame"

This is a quick, nourishing snack that is literally, just like mama used to make. My mom always had a pot of soybeans marinating on the stove. Her classic was a soy sauce, ginger, & garlic marinade, but when I called to let her know  I'd be blogging her favorite snack, she told me to get with the times- lemon and sea salt was the new fav. Like usual, mama was right. The lemon and sea salt is fresh and summer, and I am once again hooked.

In with the new (but keep the old). This was, and always will be my favorite snack.


3-4 cups of frozen soybeans


Shoyu + Ginger Edamame:

1/2 cup soy sauce (Shoyu in Japanese) + 1 cup of water

3 peeled and crushed garlic cloves

1 tsp. fresh grated ginger

1 Tbs sesame oil

1 tsp toasted black sesame seeds


Lemon + Sea Salt Edamame

1 Tbs salt+ 2 cups of water

3 peeled and crushed garlic cloves

1 lemon + zest (or add orange zest.)

1 Tbs olive oil


Begin by adding your frozen edamame to a sauce pan.  Cover with the water (adding either soy sauce or salted water.) Water should just cover beans. Add the garlic cloves and  if your doing the soy sauce version - add ginger. Bring to boil and then lower to a simmer.


Cook the edamame for about 10-15 minutes (frozen soybeans are pre-cooked).  Drain and make a marinade for the soy beans.  Either:

A. Sesame oil, soy sauce, and fresh ginger 

B. Lemon juice, oilve oil, sea salt and zest.


Marinated beans will last up to a week in your fridge.

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