My first real harvest!!!
My snow peas seem to have gone feral. Wild and unbridled, they’ve exploded from their pea patch, clamoring for sunlight and climbing, climbing, climbing. They’re almost as tall as I am (and that’s over 6 feet, oi!) And best of all, they’ve begun bearing pea pods.
In honor of my garden’s first fruits, these lovely little legumes, I had to do something special. These guys are super sweet and snap with a crispness that’s unparalleled! Short of snacking on them raw (which we certainly did, oh of course), I wanted something simple that would lift them up and let them shine, full flavor on display. Here’s what I did:
Sautéed Snow Peas with Fresh Mint
a few hand fulls of snow peas, freshly picked
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 scallions, diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, sliced into thin strips
dried lemon rind, for garnishing (optional)
Place a skillet over high heat and let it get good and hot. Add the oil and again, allow it to heat up. Add the garlic and scallion, stir for a few seconds, and then add the snow peas. Sauté until just al dente, under 3 minutes. Remove from heat, toss with the fresh mint, salt, and pepper, garnish with lemon rind, and serve immediately.
It’s so easy, it’s like cheating!
Served with Roasted Heirloom Squash Marinara, and a crusty loaf.