Sugar Snap Peas, also known as Snow Peas, are grown in many varieties all over the world. Crispy, sweet and plump, they are a healthy snack alternative from the common baby carrot. The pea pods can be eaten whole and are super easy to prepare, serve raw with a dip, add to a salad, or blanch in boiling water. Shop for sugar snap peas at the local market, and look for bright green pods that are unblemished. Storing sugar snap peas in the fridge will keep them fresh for up to three days. A good source of fiber for your diet, sugar snap peas also have vitamins A, C, K and B6 and minerals including pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Blanched Sugar Snap Peas; ingredients: 1 pound snap peas, trimmed, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon minced shallot, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Fill a large bowl with water and ice. Set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add snap peas and cook until just tender yet still crisp, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer snap peas to ice water. Whisk all other ingredients together in large bowl. Drain snap peas and toss with the mixture. Enjoy!
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