My vegetable project continues. Sugar snap peas are only available for a few weeks around this time of year, so as soon as I see them at the Green Market I snap them up (pun intended) and don't stop until they are gone. I usually serve them with pasta if I haven't eaten them all by the time I get home.
This time I wanted to try something different, so I decided to make a simple saute with a shallot, white wine and fresh basil. Because the snap peas are best if cooked for a scant minute or two, this dish can be whipped up in an instant, and serves as a refreshing, flavorful side dish for steak, fish or chicken.
Home Cookin Chapter: My Recipes
SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH SHALLOTS AND WHITE WINEMakes 4 servings
1 pint sugar snap peas, rinsed and trimmed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 Tbsp dry white wine
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp fresh basil chiffonade
Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine and cook for another minute.
Add the peas and saute for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil. Serve hot.
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