Chinese Boiled Edamame




Chinese Boiled Edamame


Lightly boiled and perfectly salted, edamame is the classic Chinese snack that is not only delicious to snack on but also packed with a nutritional punch. With a sweet buttery taste, these lightly boiled or steamed soybeans are not only delicious, but they’re also fun to munch on.



1 pound edamame , either fresh or frozen
water to cover
3 tsp. salt , to taste
2 star anises
1/4 tsp. Sichuan peppercorn
2 dry chili pepper
1 oz ginger, sliced
2 gloves garlic, sliced


Step 1:    Cut the two pods off and then carefully wash the edamame. Then soak the edamame into slightly salted water, soaking for 15 to 30 minutes.


Step 2:    Then reload the pot with clean water, add salt, star anise, ginger, garlic, Sichuan peppercorn and 1 or 2 dried chili peppers. Bring to boil.   Add edamame and cook for 10 minutes (crisper taste) to 15 minutes (softer taste) with the lid uncovered.  Let edamame cooled down in the por naturally to soak in more favor.