Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sugar Snap Peas & Peppers


This recipe is so easy calling it a "recipe" may be a stretch. Fresh as possible spring sugar snap peas, good extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and jarred sweet/hot cherry peppers for a bit of heat quickly sauteed for a few minutes, and you are good to go. The dish is delicious and so beautiful on a white plate.


Sugar snap peas are a healthy way to add color, taste and nutrition to your diet. Their edible pods mean they are quick and easy to prepare.  SF Gate says:

A 3-ounce serving of raw sugar snap peas provides 50 milligrams of vitamin C, more than half the recommended daily intake for that antioxidant nutrient. It is also a rich source of some B-complex vitamins, giving you nearly half the niacin and one-tenth of the folate you need each day, boosting your intake of these nutrients that help your body convert food to energy. It gives you one-fifth of the vitamin K you need, ensuring that your blood clots properly and supporting your bone health. Boiled sugar snap peas have 40 milligrams of vitamin C and about the same amount of niacin, folate and vitamin K as raw sugar snap peas.

Give this dish a try. You will be glad you did.


Sugar Snap Peas & Peppers
(serves 6)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb sugar snap peas, cleaned and trimmed
1 cup jarred sweet/hot cherry peppers cut into bite-sized pieces (I like the Trader Joe's brand)
sea salt

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peas and saute until crisp-tender. (approx 3 minutes). Add the peppers and saute another minute. Season with salt and serve.

It is Spring Peas Week at Food Network's Sensational Sides roundup. Do you have a favorite peas recipe to share? Please list (or link) in the comments below. And be sure to check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network. 

Taste with the Eyes: Succulent Fresh Fish and Spring Produce
Devour: 
Crowd-Peasing Recipes Using 3 Varieties of Spring Peas
Creative Culinary: 
Spaghetti with Pea and Pine Nut Pesto
Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Pasta with Spring Peas & Pancetta
Red or Green: 
Sugar Snap Peas & Peppers
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: 
Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry
The Mom 100: 
Sauteed Vegetable Frittata
FN Dish: 
5 Ways Peas Are Better with the Italian Treatment


best,
diane

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