Thursday, March 13, 2014

Orange-Ginger Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

Orange-Ginger Glazed Sugar Snap Peas
1 small bag (8 oz) sugar snap peas or about 1 1/2 c.
3 TBSP orange marmalade
1/4 tsp cider vinegar
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1 TBSP butter

Wash peas and remove tips and strings.  Cook fresh peas, covered in a small amount of boiling water in microwave for about 4 minutes, or till crisp-tender (you don't want to overcook these or they will be mushy and they won't taste as good).  Drain well.

In a small saucepan heat marmalade just till melted, then add vinegar and ginger and pepper.  Pour sauce over hot cooked peas.  Add butter, tossing lightly to melt butter and coat peas.  Makes 2 servings.

I am trying to get my family to venture outside of the box with our vegetables.  We have our usual veggies that we eat regularly, you know the ones; corn, green beans, or a green salad.  So I wanted something different.  I ran across a version of this recipe in an old cookbook I have and revamped it.  I was a bit skeptical because I don't really like my veggies sweetened, but these were perfect. They turned out amazing.  Honestly we just sat and ate the whole plate. 

*As a side note, these can be made diary free by replacing the butter with earth balance buttery spread or stick.  Also,  these are gluten free, however check your marmalade as I have noticed that some brands say they "may contain traces of wheat"  this means that they were made in the same factory where other products containing wheat or gluten were made"  Just keep an eye out for this.
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  1. My family loves sugar snap peas. I can't wait to try your recipe - it sounds really good!

  2. Thanks!! I was surprised that my kids ate them because I usually have to fight them to eat their vegetables, but they loved them. Hope your family loves them too.