During the business portion of my trip to California last month I tried a few new foods. One of the ones I tried and really liked was edamame! I liked it enough that I actually bought some when I got home and I was anxious to cook it up and go to town!
But once I opened the bag and tried measuring a serving out, I ran into trouble.
On the label it said one serving is 1/2 cup, but it was marked with a couple of asterisks. I followed the asterisks to a message that read “measured for the edible portion only”.
Alright, so it sounds like I am to measure the bean, not including the shells or “bean pods”. How the heck do I do that? This is just like shelled peanuts, which I don’t know how to count either! Arg!
Here’s what I want to do. I want to prepare a serving size or two, then eat.
I don’t want to prepare a bunch, then seperate the edamame from the shells, then measure the separated edamame into labeled servings, then eat.
How the heck do I measure this stuff (BEFORE cooking)?
I need some support from you kitchen heads out there…
P.S. – how cool was it that Lee Ann also mentioned edamame recently? I took that as “a sign” that I was eating something good for me. I didn’t even know they came unshelled! But I find that I like splitting and seperating them as I eat. It’s part of the experience.