Edamame makes a hearty addition to this summer staple. If you can't find frozen, shelled edamame (green soybeans), substitute the more traditional lima beans. Serve with a baguette and Neufchâtel cheese.
These roasted edamame are completely and utterly addictive, which is trouble if guests are coming in an hour and you can't stop nibbling on them. They're crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. The sweet flavor of the edamame is balanced by sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper. You might want to make a double batch.
These are salty, sweet, fragrant, finger-licking good. You can either make them in the pods, slurping the sauce clinging to the outside while stripping out the beans with your teeth or use shelled beans in a saucy side dish. We often serve a version of this for guests to snack on while we tend the grill or finish in the kitchen.