Snow Peas With Almonds and Lemon Balm for 2

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From apinchof.com. A little bit of information regarding lemon balm aka sweet melissa or sweet balm from the site: 'If you enjoy the liquors Benedictine and Chartreuse you may find the taste familiar as lemon balm is an ingredient in both. The major use of this highly-scented herb is for tea. For cooking, lemon balm is a pleasant accent for fish or chicken, fruits and vegetables, or salads and beverages. Use it to flavor oils or with other herbs in compound butters. Lemon balm is said to signify sympathy, pleasantry and longevity. ' The flowers are also edible.

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Directions

  1. Note: if you prefer, the snow peas can be lightly steamed instead of stir fried. Fresh green beans are also a good substitute for the snow peas. fyi.
  2. Toast the almonds by placing them in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat. Shake or stir, watching carefully, until they are golden brown. Remove from heat; transfer to a small bowl.
  3. String the snow peas. If desired slice lengthwise into thinner strips.
  4. After the almonds have cooled, stir in the lemon balm, black pepper and salt.
  5. Heat the grape seed oil in the same small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the snow peas; stir fry for 4-5 minutes. Reserve 1 Tablespoon of the almond-lemon balm mixture and stir the rest of it into the snow peas.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining almond-lemon balm mixture.
  7. If desired and available, garnish the snow peas with a few lemon balm blossoms.

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