Peas have a delicate flavor that can be enhanced with just a touch of the right ingredient, subtlety being the key. If you’ve never tasted peas sprinkled with a pinch sugar during cooking, give it a try.
Other vegetables you can use: about 1½ pounds snow peas or sugar snap peas
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Total Time: 20 Minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
- 1 tablespoon any ingredient from the list below
- 2 cups peas (about 2 pounds in the pod; thawed and well-drained frozen are fine)
- Salt or sugar
- Put the oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot or the butter is melted, stir in your ingredient of choice and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, just a minute or so.
- Add the peas and cook for a couple of minutes more, swirling the pan a bit to coat the peas in the pan juices and soften them a bit. Taste, add a sprinkle of salt or sugar as you prefer, and serve hot or at room temperature.
- 10 Flavor Possibilities for Anything-Scented Peas Grated lemon, orange, or tangerine zest
- Minced herbs like mint, tarragon, parsley, basil, or chervil
- Minced fresh ginger or chopped candied ginger
- Sesame seeds (white or black)
- Minced garlic
- Fermented black beans
- Grated coconut
- Minced shallot
- White wine or sake
- Any miso