Buttered Edamame (Soybeans)
The first time I tried fresh soybeans, called edamame, I was hooked. They are somewhat sweet and very flavorful, similar to lima beans but crunchier and less starchy.
Using frozen and shelled fresh soybeans makes this recipe super easy and quick. It is a healthy side dish that complements many meals. The recipe can be made in any amount.
- 1 pound frozen blanched and shelled edamame
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Soybeans may be cooked on the stove or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave when I cook most frozen vegetables. Place the beans and onions in a microwavable dish. Add water and cook according to package directions. (I do not use as much water as the package calls for, nor do I cook the beans as long.) Drain well. Stir in butter, salt and pepper. Return to microwave for about 30 seconds. Serve immediately, or cover and keep warm until needed.