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Jun 15, 2007 12:49 PM

Trader Joe's Frozen Edamame

Is this still a product in stores, and are they good steamed (or microwaved) with a smattering of kosher salt? Had Japanese food for lunch today at a restaurant and realized that I could really be eating edamame at home, for very low cost...


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  1. Far as I know they still sell edamame - large bag frozen. I think you're supposed to boil them. I'd think microwave would not be best. Kosher salt is good on them though my BH likes them plain.

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    1. re: Midlife

      The bag says to boil them for 5 minutes, but I don't know why you couldn't do that in the microwave also.

      1. re: mlgb

        I find that microwaving tends to break down structure in things and boiling is more gentle.. It's certainly worth a try, but I'd be concerned the shells would be rather limp.

        1. re: mlgb

          I always make these in the microwave, then toss with a little seasoned vinegar and salt. Never a problem.

      2. Trader Joe's has a new's cooked frozen edamame I guess u'd call it...u let it thaw for a few minutes and you peel open the pods and eat the beans inside like is lightly salted. It's pretty addictive

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        1. re: makecake

          The "soycatash" (frozen 1 lb bags at TJ's) is edamame and corn and you can nuke that or stir fry in a pan quickly and those edamame taste great.

          1. re: Cathy

            Love this product...make it all the time instead of potatoes and it tastes great plus it is so nutritious!

        2. I like to blanch!! I like to have a bit of firmness to my edamame. I boil in salted water for 3-4 minutes then in cold water for 1 min.! Lemon and sea salt!!

          1. You'll find frozen edamame at Costco and at Asian grocery stores as well. I prefer the Costco to TJs.

            I cover them with water and microwave for about 3 minutes. You could do it a bit less if you like them a bit firmer. Too much more and they'll get limp.

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            1. re: Loren3

              Yep, my wife picked up "Peggy's Premium" frozen edamame at Costco. A few minutes in the nuker, and they're ready to go: I don't even add water, just poke a few holes in the plastic. Add a little garlic salt, and they're fantastic!

            2. I love their edamame. I boil in salted water. Do you shell first? I'd think microwaving would make the shells super tough.