Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 1 min
These hors d'oeuvres are so elegant for bridal or baby showers. I always make them ahead. You can season the cream cheese with anything you like. I sometimes make them with plain cream cheese. They are time consuming- but worth it because the presentation is beautiful. Did I mention they taste great too? From the wonderful book 'Showers' by Beverly Clark.
- 48 snow peas
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- black pepper, optional
- In salted, boiling water, blanch (boil rapidly in lots of water) snow peas for 30 seconds.
- Cool in cold water, drain, and set aside.
- Blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
- With a sharp pairing knife, split the snow peas along the curved side.
- Fill each snow pea with filling, using a small spatula or pastry bag with tip.
- I have used a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the corner.
- Can be made the day before, refrigerate, and serve chilled.
So cute, and delicious! Nice, fresh flavor, and once I got the hang of slicing open the snow peas, this moved quickly. Thanks for sharing!
This recipe was a total hit at a small gathering. Since then, numerous requests for them have been made. They are delicious! One time saver is to dry them off well after blanching and pipe the cream cheese in a decorative fashion on top of the snow pea (like you would a cracker), instead of trying to open each one and fill. Same taste, less work, still delicious!
These were so good!!! I made them for a shower, and the people who tried them loved them!! The only challenge was getting the snow peas cut open without wrecking them, but did a pretty good job of that!!