snap peas are small, rounded pods, containing tiny
peas. They are similar to mange tout, and the whole
pod is eaten, but they are plumper. Sugar snaps have
a fresh, sweet flavour and a crunchy texture. Look
for bright green, crisp pods, which are full of peas
but not bursting at the seams.
How To Use Sugar Snap Peas
snap peas are served raw or cooked. Raw sugar snap
peas can be added to salads. Sugar snap peas can
be served simply as a vegetable accompaniment or
included in stir-fries, sauces, risottos or soups.
How To Prepare Sugar Snap Peas
snap peas need very little preparation, simply wash
and top and tail if the ends are tough.
How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas
snap peas can be steamed or stir-fried. To steam,
place the prepared peas in a steamer and cook for
3 - 4 minutes or until just tender. Do not overcook
or they will lose their flavour and crunchy texture.
To stir fry, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan,
add the peas and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until
How To Store Sugar Snap Peas
refrigerated after purchase.