I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lovin' Those Sugar Snap Peas

I love the fact that sugar snap peas have an edible pod. Other than snapping off the ends and removing that little string they are pretty much ready use. They are terrific eaten raw or served with dip. Sugar snap peas work well in any type of cooking and with an endless variety of ingredients. A great many members of my family, myself included really enjoy spicy foods. Here is a recipe that makes a great side dish to any meal. The natural sweetness of the peas in combination with the spiciness of the ingredients creates a unique and enjoyable flavor experience.

Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

1 lb. fresh sugar snap pea’s

1 tbsp. whole mustard seeds
4 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 hot dried red chili
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. When hot, add the mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop, add the garlic, then add the red chili and stir for a few seconds.
Put in the sugar snap peas and season to taste. Let cook for a few minutes until they have absorbed the flavor of the spices.


Helen said...

I love sugar snap peas because of their crucnh factor, never get sick of them. The recipe looks great!

Julie said...

I agree Helen, they do have a nice crisp snap to them. You'll love this recipe it has a wonderful flavor.

So Simple said...

I am with you Julie...I think they are great a quick blanch and tossed in a salad makes great eating. Your recipe looks wonderful must give it a go.

Julie said...

The ultimate fast food that is actually good for us.

So Simple said...

Julie I cooked up your Sugar Snap Peas and they were a great accompaniment for An Upmarket Mac and Cheese I posted today.

Julie said...

That sounds like a great meal, I will have to make your mac & cheese with a side of my spicy sugar snap peas and call it dinner...thanks

Christine said...

Yummy! I love sugar snap peas. I've made them lots in stir fry's but I love this idea!

Julie said...

You will definitely enjoy these Christine.