Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sesame Toasted Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are delicious on their own and can be eaten raw. The less you do to them, the better, to let their crunchy sweet taste shine. This recipe makes the peas glisten with just a smidge of nutty sesame oil. A quick burst of heat enhances their naturally sweet flavor and vibrant color. Just remember, do not overcook.

Sesame Toasted Sugar Snap Peas
Serves 4

1 (12-oz) bag Sugar Snap Peas or snow peas
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Pinch salt
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp sesame seeds

Heat skillet or wok over medium-high heat.

Mix peas, sesame oil, and salt in a mixing bowl until evenly coated.

Toss peas into skillet. Add water and quickly stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until water evaporates and peas are bright green and still crisp.

Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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