Lemon-Scented Sugar Snap Peas

Lemon-Scented Sugar Snap PeasRecipe
Dress up sugar snap peas with butter, garlic, lemon juice, and lemon rind for a simple, yet elegant, side dish.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 pounds fresh sugar snap peas
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Cook peas in boiling salted water to cover 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. (To make ahead, wrap peas in paper towels, and place in a zip-top plastic bag. Seal and chill 8 hours.)

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add peas, and sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic and remaining ingredients. Sauté 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


This can be doubled to serve eight.