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Sugar Snap Peas
start late June and are available for several weeks. Sugar Snap peas are a wonderful fresh sweet vegetable. Kids and adults love peas fresh as a snack or in a salad. Freezing for winter is very easy! Pick you own or purchase peas ready picked in season.
Storing and Freezing:
Store picked, unwashed peas as cool as possible. Wash, drain, snap stem end, and pull down the inside curve to remove the short string. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes from time of immersion. Plunge into cold water. Drain thoroughly. Pack in freezer bags or boxes. Pods may also be frozen singly on cookie sheets and re-packed for storage.
Wash, snap stem end, and pull down the in side curve to remove the short string.
Micro-wave or steam:
3-4 minutes for 1/2 pound pea pods. Our favorite quick recipe is to microwave pea pods with butter, chopped onion, salt and pepper. Frozen pea pods need very little cooking. Place frozen pea pods in steamer basket or microwave dish and heat until just warmed through, about 4 minutes. Cooked pea pods may be seasoned with finely chopped fresh mint or dill. Sugar snaps are also excellent in stir fries or half-cooked on a vegetable dip platter. Raw pea pods are a wonderful fresh vegetable
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