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Costco Edamame Instructions

Beans, or Edamame, are a quick and easy, protein-packed snack or appetizer, and today we’ll see Costco Edamame Instructions. You can cook them up quickly regardless of whether you purchase them fresh or frozen. Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh edamame-frozen Costco edamame will do just fine. It is actually difficult to tell the difference between the two.

Soybeans in shells can be cooked in a few different ways: boiling, steaming, microwaving, or pan-searing. Each takes roughly the same amount of time; the difference is the type of equipment you use. It doesn’t matter how you cook them up, they should be seasoned to your taste with flaky sea salt, red pepper flakes, togarashi, and/or sesame seeds.

What Is Costco Edamame?

Green soybeans, also known as edamame, are popular in East Asian cooking. It’s salty and delicious, and it’s perfect for snacking! Eat them straight from the pod after popping them out of their shells. Costco’s healthy edamame snack is an excellent appetizer or side dish. It’s sweet, salty, and a lot of fun to eat!

Costco Edamame Instructions
Costco Edamame Instructions

Can You Eat Frozen Edamame Beans Raw?

Edamame, in contrast to other dry beans that must be soaked for extended periods of time, is pliable, tender, and simple to digest. Because of this, you can safely defrost and consume it without subjecting it to any additional cooking.

Costco Edamame Microwave Cooking Instructions:

Microwaving the edamame is an option if you need a faster method, or if you don’t have enough room on the stovetop.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, place the edamame. When cooking fresh edamame, spray the soybeans a few times with water. Wet your hands and flick your fingers in the bowl to splatter a few drops of water here and there.
  • Cover the bowl with a paper towel and microwave on high in 1-minute increments for 3 minutes until the edamame is tender.
  • Let cool off until it is safe to handle. Season to taste and serve.

How To Boil Costco Edamame?

Boiling your Costco edamame requires only a pot and a little water, so it is a popular cooking method.

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add enough salt to make it taste as salty as seawater.
  • Add in-shell edamame and cook for 5 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
  • Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, and season to taste.

How To Roast Costco Edamame?

  • Thaw your Costco edamame as a first step.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Make sure you run the edamame under warm water to get rid of any remaining ice crystals (if frozen).
  • Use paper towels to dry the edamame completely.
  • Toss the edamame with olive oil, salt, and pepper (and whatever spices you fancy).
  • Spread the edamame out on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes.
  • Flip the edamame every 10 minutes by shaking the baking tray.

How To Steam Costco Edamame?

In order to steam the soybeans on the stovetop, you will need a steamer basket (or a bamboo steamer if you want the authentic look).

  • In a pot, bring about an inch of water to a boil.
  • Place your Costco edamame in a colander, steamer basket, or bamboo steam tray.
  • As soon as the water is boiling, add the vessel to the pot, cover, and steam the edamame until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the insert from the pot. Serve the edamame warm or rinse with cold water to cool them off.
  • Season to taste and enjoy.

How To Pan Sear Costco Edamame?

Pan-searing your Costco edamame is a less common method, but a very tasty one.

  • Heat a large frying pan over high heat until it’s really hot (cast iron is best).
  • By wetting your fingertips and flicking drops of water onto the surface, you will see the droplets dangling and sizzling.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the edamame, undisturbed, and cook until the pods are lightly charred.
  • Turn the pods over and cook them until both sides are charred and the edamame beans are tender, shaking the pan from time to time but not too much.
  • Season to taste and serve warm or hot.

Neither this method nor the others lend themselves well to cooling and serving at room temperature or cold.

What To Serve With Costco Edamame?

Costco Edamame Instructions
Costco Edamame Instructions

FAQ Section

How To Eat Costco Edamame?

To properly eat your Costco edamame, generously sprinkle it with coarse finishing salts like kosher salt or fleur de sel. Pick up a shell with your fingers, place it in your mouth, and pop the pod out. Remove the shell. You’ll get a little salt with every bite!

How long does edamame last?

I recommend using fresh edamame as soon as possible after purchase, within two days is best, but in my experience edamame usually lasts three to four days before they begin to discolor. In the fridge, your cooked Costco edamame will last for 4-5 days, edamame can also be stored in the freezer for up to a year.

How To Store And Freeze Costco Edamame?

Cooked Costco Edamame can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four or five days after cooking. Edamame can also be frozen after it has been cooked. You can freeze it in a zip-close bag and thaw it in the refrigerator when you’re ready to eat it.

How To Tell If Costco Edamame Is Bad?

When edamame is young, they are bright green, but as they age they turn yellow and develop dark patches. This indicates decay is beginning. The appearance of mold, a bad smell, or a slimy texture indicates that your edamame is unfit for consumption.

Costco Edamame Instructions
Costco Edamame Instructions

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Costco Edamame Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 158
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Potassium 1112mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 13g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 22%
  • Calcium 9%
  • Iron 11%

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Costco Edamame Instructions

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 5 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 10 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:158 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Beans, or Edamame, are a quick and easy, protein-packed snack or appetizer, and today we’ll see Costco Edamame Instructions. You can cook them up quickly regardless of whether you purchase them fresh or frozen. Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh edamame-frozen Costco edamame will do just fine. It is actually difficult to tell the difference between the two.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  2. Add your Costco edamame and cook for 5 minutes, until edamame is tender and can be released from its pods.
  3. Drain well and sprinkle with coarse finishing salts like kosher salt or fleur de sel.
  4. You can serve warm or cold.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Sodium 5mg1%
Potassium 1112mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 9%
Iron 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.