Snap peas only takes 5 minutes to cook into bright green, tender perfectly seasoned side dish. Lean how to make this stir-fry method.
Snap Peas Also Known As Sugar Snap Peas
I like to roast vegetables like green beans and cauliflower to accompany our main dishes. Fresh veggies cooks fast, are always plentiful here in California, and if I don’t have something that’s green on my plate, my meal doesn’t feel complete!
I dice a lot of zucchini, squash; broccoli and carrots, but lately I’ve sauteed sugar snap peas!
Snap peas also referred to sugar snap peas are a mix between snow peas (flat pods) and garden peas.
This delicious vegetable cooks up crispy, yet tender and are such a pretty bight green color!
You can get the same results when you learn how I seasoned and cooked them perfectly!
Sautéd Method A New Way
I usually add oil to my skillet, and then add the veggies to saute, but this time I lightly tossed the pods in olive oil with salt and pepper before adding them to the skillet.
That little change made a difference on the way they came out!
Each piece was evenly cooked and as simple as the ingredients are, the natural flavor of the sugar snap peas were the star of the dish!
This recipe calls for a whole pound of the pods and technically that amount should be enough for four servings, but I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself!
Recipes to Serve Peas with
- 1 pound sugar snap peas
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- sesame seeds for garnish
Clean sugar snap peas and pat with paper towels to remove as much water as possible.
In a medium bowl toss pods with olive oil, salt and pepper. In a large skillet saute over medium-high heat, tossing for even cooking for 4-5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 534mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g
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TIP: You may want to remove the fibrous string that runs across the pod. I got lazy and only removed it from about half of the pods. It tastes good either way, so feel free to prepare to your liking!
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