We in the west are just beginning to enjoy the delicious soy beans, which grow in enormous amounts, right here in the United States. Japan imports them from us! Most people first encounter edamame in Japanese restaurants.

    They are served cold in bowls as an appetizer or accompaniment to a meal.

    While soy beans are available in farmer's markets, their season is short. For this reason, frozen soy beans serve as edamame throughout the year.

    Simply boil or steam these fuzzy pods for about 5 minutes
    Salt with Kosher salt
    Serve warm or at room temperature
    Open the pods and pop the beans into your mouth. (Don't eat the pods)