Snow Peas with Sesame Seeds

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  • Pour the water into a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and add the snow peas to the pan.
  • Blanch them for 1 minute and drain.
  • Melt the butter in a nonstick frying pan.
  • Add the sesame seeds and brown them lightly.
  • Add the snow peas, shallots, and pepper.
  • Saute for 1 minute and serve.

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  1. sophiechan
    Very tasty and easy side dish! I was looking for something to accompany an asian-style chicken dish and this was perfect. I personally would've blanched the peas just maybe a minute longer but my dinner guests liked them this way just fine!
  2. teresas
    I was looking for a dish to use up the rest of my snow peas I had on hand. I came across this and was so glad that I did. DH didn't really care for it. (He said "I don't like beans!" I said "these are not beans!!!") Repeat this a couple of times and you will start to feel my frustration.... any way we are still married. I do plan to make this again. Thanks Dancer for posting.
  3. sugarpea
    This is one of those rare recipes that I will always use butter in, not olive oil. The flavor is just so perfect and it takes so little. Simplicity at its best, Dancer.
  4. Heather U.
    Lovely snow peas, Dancer, a perfect complement to grilled salmon and a brown rice and carrot pilaf. This was super simple, and has a very fresh taste. I used a couple tsp of olive oil rather than butter, and I didn't parboil the snow peas, instead electing to saute them with the sesame seeds and shallot (red onions, actually) and then add a bit of water to steam it up until the snow peas were crisp tender. I love when simple ingredients you tend to have on hand (minus the snow peas I guess) amount to something really special. Thanks for posting!
  5. Kaarin
    This is a fabulous and tasty way to eat snow peas! I used home grown frozen snow peas, just thawed, drained and added to the skillet after the sesame seeds were browned. I had to saute a little longer than a minute, probably because my peas weren't already hot. I love this recipe, and so do my kids! Thanks Dancer!



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