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Old 06-08-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Snow Peas

We've had a very mild spring this year, and I took a chance and put out some snow peas. About one year in five we are able to grow a few, as it usually turns off too hot and burns them up. But this year, they are lush, green and loaded with blooms. I picked the first batch yesterday, and here's how I fixed them (minus the ones I crunched straight out of the garden):
I picked through the peas and strung the larger ones, melted a couple tbls of butter in the saute pan, added the peas, a pinch of sugar and a tsp salt. I let them cook on med/high heat until they deepened in color, squeezed a little fresh lemon juice over the top, covered and turned down to a simmer for a few minutes. They were still crunchy, and so sweet and delicious!
I wish I could share them with y'all!

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Old 06-08-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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Sounds perfect to me! Peas are one of my favorite. Paul has some growning in the garden. Can't wait for picking time!
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Constance I swear you can see me at my desk drooling over these recipes because you keep adding new delicious sounding ones. I love snow peas, but have never had the courage to cook them. Also haven't even dared try to grow them here.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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mmmmm, constance, i love a good fresh snow pea. my favorite way of making them is simply stir frying them in peanut oil with lots o' garlic and a little onion, finely sliced, then a splash of soy sauce and lemon.
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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I love these!!! My favorite is either thrown into a big salad, or barely stirfried till they're warm, but crunchy with thin strips of beef or chicken.
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