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Shelled edamame

I've only recently begun enjoying shelled edamame; initially, they seemed a bit intimidating. However, once I discovered how simple they are to prepare, I can't seem to get enough of them. I often playfully tease my husband, calling them my "chicken wings" since I've gone vegan and no longer eat actual wings. So, if you've been hesitant about trying edamame like I was, today, I'll show you not just one but two ways to cook them!

Vegan, nut free | Serves 2 | SIDE


  • 300g shelled edamame
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Pinch of chili flakes and garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds



Method 1:

1.Add some boiling water in a pot, on a medium high heat and season with salt.

2.Once the water is bubbling add the shelled edamame and cook for 3 minutes. You will know they are ready, when the rise on the top.

3.Drain the edamame and place into a mixing bowl.

Method 2:

1.Alternatively, you can steam them when you cook rice. So, 3 minutes before your rice is ready, open the pot, add the edamame on top, season with salt and cover.

2.Steam for 3 minutes, then place the edamame in a mixing bowl.


1.Once your edamame is cooked, drizzle the sesame oil, chili flakes and garlic and mix to combine!



  • If you are doing method 2, make sure to do step 1 as quickly as possible, as we don't want to leave all the steam to escape, when we open the pot.

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