Recipe: Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

One of my favorite sugar snap pea recipes

Sugar snap peas and snow peas are one of our all-time favorite veggies. Why? They’re great to have on hand for quick, crunchy, healthy snacks AND they’re a perfect add-in for a stir-fry or a quick and easy side dish.

Bruce Bradley's Sesame Sugar Snap Pea recipe is a delicious, asian-inspired side dish with hints of ginger, honey, sesame, and soy sauce.

One of the best ways to dress up these pods is my Sesame Sugar Snap Pea recipe. With a touch of ginger, soy sauce, honey, and sesame seeds, this Asian-inspired dish is too yummy for words. Super fresh, great flavors, and packed with nutrients from the peas, please given this recipe a try.

And although I’ve featured sugar snap peas in the recipe, snow peas work great too! Also, you’ll definitely want to consider doubling or tripling the recipe because I absolutely LOVE these peas as a snack or with other leftovers.

So get out a wok or fry pan and cook up some of these amazing sugar snap peas! I promise … they’re sure to become a family favorite!

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Recipe: Sesame Sugar Snap Peas
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Recipe type: Salads & Sides
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil*
  • 4 cups sugar snap or snow peas
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar*
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Optional Garish
  • 1-2 small oranges*
Instructions:
  1. Heat cooking oil in wok or large pan over medium heat. Add ginger and stir briefly.
  2. Add peas and cook for 3-4 minutes or until bright green.
  3. Add half the sesame seeds, honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar and cook for a minute.
  4. Using a slotted spoon remove peas and place in serving bowl.
  5. Cook remaining sauce on stove for an additional 2-3 minutes or until it thickens slightly.
  6. Drizzle sauce over peas. Garnish with orange segments and remaining toasted sesame seeds.
Notes:
We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.

Extra virgin olive oil can be used, just be careful to keep the pan temperature low enough that the oil doesn’t smoke. I personally like using avocado oil for it’s high smoke point and great taste.

To toast raw sesame seeds heat in small pan over medium low heat for 3-5 minutes. Seeds will burn quickly so watch them closely and stir frequently.

If you don’t have rice vinegar, feel free to substitute a white vinegar or cider vinegar.

For a little extra flavor add a ¼ - ½ teaspoon of orange zest right before taking off the stove or as garnish.

Kitchen Tips and Resources:

  • I have several different woks, but I usually use my stainless steel one to do quick stir-fries or to make this sugar snap pea recipe.
  • Wooden spatulas and spoons work fine when stir-frying vegetables, but if you’ve ever tried a wok spatula, you’ll never want to go back—especially if you’re using a wok. I absolutely love mine!
  • Looking to grate some ginger or orange peel without scraping your knuckles? Then check out this wonderful microplane zester/grater. It’s super for zesting citrus or grating cheese, carrots, etc. I absolutely love mine!
Bruce Bradley's Sesame Sugar Snap Pea recipe features fresh sugar snap peas with a touch of ginger, honey, soy sauce, and sesame that turn this dish into one your whole family will love!

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

  1. We made this last night with some snow peas we picked up at the store. It was incredible! The kids gobbled it up, and I wanted to fight them for leftovers but I let them have ’em.