edamame cucumber salad
Edamame and Cucumber Salad

【Ingredients】 (4 servings)
Edamame (In the pods)……200g (7oz.)
Salt for boiling the edamame……1tsp.
Garlic……1 clove
Sesame oil……1tbsp.
Black pepper……Pinch
【How to Make】
① Use a pair of scissors to cut the tips off of both ends of each edamame pod. Sprinkle some salt on the pods and rub the pods between you hands to remove the hair from the pods. Bring water to a boil and boil the edamame for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the edamame to a strainer and cool. Once the edamame are cool enough to handle, remove them from their pods.
② Cut the cucumber into quarters lengthwise and then into bite-size pieces a little over a half inch in length. Mince the garlic.
③ Add the sesame oil and garlic to a frying pan and fry over low heat until you get a nice aroma and the garlic is lightly browned.
④ Combine the edamame, cucumber pieces, garlic/sesame oil, shiokoji, and black pepper, and mix.

Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno