|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||21%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||27%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Snow peas are a crunchy and delicious vegetable, and they take just minutes to cook. These easy snow peas are prepared with a simple combination of butter and shredded lemon zest. Feel free to add sliced toasted almonds to the peas along with the lemon for a nutty crunch.
Unlike sugar snap peas, the peas in snow peas are tiny, making the pods flat and faster cooking. The quick boil shouldn't be more than one minute or the pods will lose their crunch. We recommend removing the string from snow peas before cooking to make them easier to eat.
Snow peas are an excellent side dish with shrimp, fish, or chicken. And since they are ready in minutes, it will leave you with plenty of time to prepare the rest of your dinner.
Gather the ingredients.
Break the stem ends off of the snow peas and pull off the strings. Rinse well.
Fill a medium saucepan with about 2 quarts of water and 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
Add the snow peas and then bring the water back to a boil.
Boil the pea pods for 30 to 45 seconds. Don't overcook them or they will lose their fabulous crunch.
Drain the peas in a colander and wipe the pan out.
Add the butter to the pan and place it over medium heat.
When the butter begins to sizzle, add the drained snow peas.
Sauté the pea pods in the butter, stirring, for about 1 minute.
Add the lemon and toasted almonds (if using) and continue cooking for 1 minute.
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and then serve.
- To toast sliced or slivered almonds, put them in a dry skillet and place the skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring and turning frequently until the almonds are lightly browned. To toast them in the oven, arrange them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, or until they are lightly browned.
- It's easy to add extra ingredients to this dish. Some herbs and flavor additions that complement snow peas nicely are mushrooms, peanuts, ginger, garlic, parsley, basil, and chervil.
- To add some garlic flavor, peel 1 clove of garlic and cut in half. Sauté the garlic pieces in the butter for 1 minute. Remove the garlic and discard; proceed with the recipe as written.