Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas are a wonderfully prolific vegetable and can be served in a

variety of ways. Eating them raw as you pick them in the garden may be the best way. Steaming them lightly is my favourite way of serving them to guests who may not want to stand in the garden to eat their dinner.

Pick plump firm pods that have not started to turn a light green / white colour, which they do as they get overripe.

Rinse the pods under cold water.

Push the stem and calyx back gently until it starts to separate from the pod and then pull it down the pod to remove the string that holds the pod together. You can also do the same up the other side of the pod by starting with the bottom point of the pod.

Place the pods in a steamer and steam for 3 - 4 minutes. As soon as they get slightly darker green remove and serve.

The are wonderful on their own but a tiny bit of butter could be used.

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