Meals for Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a great vegetable and are exceptionally versatile in cooking. They are often eaten raw, as well as lightly steamed or included in stir fries. Traditionally, when used in main courses, the sugar snap pea is used alongside other vegetables, typically carrots and peppers, and isn't often used as the sole vegetable type in a dish. Sugar snap peas are also a great addition to vegetable stir-fries.

Thai Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

Thai Peanut Noodle Stir Fry is an easy stir fry dish that can be made sweet or savoury, depending on the taste of the individual, and uses peanut butter, soy sauce and honey; as well as peppers, carrots, broccoli and of course sugar snap peas.

Noodles or spaghetti can be used and should be put in water before moving on to the vegetables. Once the noodles are done whisk together a vegetable broth with peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, sesame oil, ground ginger and red pepper. Then heat the mixture until it boils, reducing the heat at this point and letting it simmer until it has thickened.

Next, the onion and garlic should be cooked. Fry in a pan until the onions are soft, which should only take around 5 minutes. After this add the final vegetables: broccoli, carrots, red peppers and sugar snap peas. Let the vegetables tenderise and then serve with the sauce and pasta or noodles.

Raw Sugar Snap Peas with Yogurt dip

As well as being part of a main course, sugar snap peas can also be used in dips – raw, rather than boiled or steamed.

Obviously, preparation for the peas simply involves removing them from the packaging and giving them a quick rinse. The dip is made up of plain yogurt and a small amount of crumbled feta to add some extra taste. Ground peppercorn can also be added depending on the taste of the individual.

This is a great snack to quickly whip up if you are feeling peckish in between meals.