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Seared Sugar Snap Peas

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

Lately, I’ve been going through a pea phase.  I’ve been buying up sugar snap peas by the pound and adding them to every meal I made.  They are by far one of my most favorite vegetables. Right now they are blooming in our garden and there was no way I could pass up making a delicious meal with them.

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

 

While my favorite way to eat peas is fresh out of the garden, sometimes I like to change it up a bit.  By searing or sautéing the peas, their vibrant green color pops even more and you are still able to maintain some of the crunchiness.  When I made this recipe I meant for it to be a side dish but it was so yummy that I ended up eating the whole thing!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sarah

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, strings removed
  • 3-4 green onions, diced on an angle about 1/2 inch long
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • fresh lemon juice (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Heat a large sauté pan on high heat for about 1 minute.  Add the oil and let it heat for about 1 minute or until it is hot.
  2. Add the peas to the pan and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with a pinch or two of salt and toss again.  Cook, untouched, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the green onions and toss to combine.  Let cook for 1 minute.  Toss and cook again, undisturbed for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and season with a some freshly ground black pepper and a squirt of lemon juice (if using).

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4-6 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 71.5, Cal. from Fat: 42, Total Fat: 4.5g, Sat. Fat: .5g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 0mg, Chol: 0mg

Notes:

This dish is best when eaten right away.

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