Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas are a relatively new item to me. Sugar, I’ve known about them from stir fries but what I didn’t know how delicious they could be on their own. Often when I’m out to the CSA, I’ll grab a handful of these beauties and snack on them as I walk around an harvest. Unlike sweet peas, there’s no need to shell. I usually just snap the end off and eat away. Some varieties have a string that runs down the back and should also be removed. These are great raw, steamed, in stir-fries, and even in their own salads.
To freeze sugar snap peas, blanch for two minutes and immediately place in an ice bath, pat dry, and then stick in a freezer safe container. I love remember that I have a bag of sugar snap peas during the cooler months when I’m craving a stir-fry. They are the perfect addition!
My recipes for Sugar Snap Peas: