Friday, July 19, 2013
Keep Cool in the Heat with this Flavorful, Seasonal Dish
Sugar Snap Peas with Mint We're entering the hot season, but we're also entering the season for wonderful farmers' market peas. This recipe makes a great side for any summertime meal. Serve in chilled bowls to keep guests comfortable in the heat. INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 to 1 pound of sugar snap peas, trimmed 3 green onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely shredded or chiffinaud DIRECTIONS Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar snap peas, green onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir fry for four minutes, then remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. To serve cold, allow to come to room temperature, then store in refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight. Serve chilled on bed of farmers' market red leaf butter lettuce or similar large leaf green.