Edamame is a delicious snack that anyone can enjoy, you usually find it in Asian dishes, or in the frozen foods section at your local supermarket.
So you might end up having some edamame around after eating out or previously cooked some.
At that moment in time you’re left wondering, “can I reheat them?”, and if the answer is yes, “how to reheat edamame?” is a good question.
We have the answer to both questions, but first, let’s know what we’re dealing with here.
What is Edamame?
If you don’t know what edamame is, they’re young green beans that are a variant of the soybeans plant. They’re picked early when they’ve reached their tenderest phase.
They usually have a nutty as well as a moreish flavor and are green in color compared to the brown dry mature soybeans.
Can You Reheat Edamame?
Yes, you can! However, you need to make sure that you don’t overcook your edamame while reheating it.
The beans will lose some of the properties that make them delicious and unique, including their crispiness and green color.
Edamame beans are sometimes mixed with Pinto or Cannellini beans.
How to Reheat Edamame?
There are several ways you can reheat your leftover edamame, it’s going to come down to your preference and the amount of effort you want to put into it.
This is a simple way of reheating edamame, and if you’re already boiling another vegetable, you can add these green beans on top to reheat along with it.
- Put some water in a steamer or a pot and bring to a boil.
- You basically need to keep the edamame elevated over the boiling water.
- Cover the edamame with the corresponding lid.
- Let it steam for one to two minutes, and three to four if they were frozen before preparation.
- Remove them from the container, season, and plate.
This method is great, however, keep in mind that using this way will remove any seasonings on them.
- Fill a pot with salted water and bring to a boil
- Add the edamame beans you want to reheat.
- Boil for about a minute if you’re just reheating them, and two if they were frozen beforehand.
- Drain and dry them off, then taste and season accordingly.
Considered by many as the best way to reheat edamame, it’s also the simplest:
- Put the edamame beans in a microwave-safe container.
- Add a tablespoon of water over them.
- Cover them with a damp paper towel or cover the container with plastic wrap with a couple of punctures in them to let any moisture escape.
- Heat for 30 to 60 seconds on medium heat if you’re just reheating, and two minutes if the edamame was frozen with a stir midway through.
- Let them rest for a few seconds, check the seasoning, and enjoy.
This one is different, as while the previous methods can work with any type of edamame, roasting them needs the beans to be hulled and thawed first.
- Dry the edamame completely, to make sure that they’ll crisp up rather than steam.
- Preheat your oven to 375⁰F (190⁰C).
- Put the required edamame in a baking tray, topped with salt, pepper, as well as olive oil, and if you have any aromatics here’s when you add them.
- Roast for 30 to 40 minutes and shake midway through to make sure both sides are roasted well.
- Let it rest for a few minutes, then serve.
As there’s no oil involved in this method, it’s considered to be a roasting of sorts.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400⁰F (200⁰C).
- Put the edamame in the air frying tray.
- Roast/cook them for 10 minutes and shake after five minutes.
- Plate and serve.