Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Cutting half of the peas in half gives the dish a lovely look, but you can skip that step and leave them all whole, if you like.


How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add sugar snap peas; cook 30 seconds or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Cut half of peas in half diagonally.

Step 2

Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl until butter melts. Stir in lemon juice. Add peas and radishes; toss to coat. Sprinkle with chives, pepper, and salt.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

mandofan's Review

May 20, 2013

BallerinaBri's Review

May 10, 2013
Gabbyct, butter and radishes are one of the most classic combinations...anyway, thought this was brilliant. So light and fresh. I did skip the slicing in half of the snap peas in the interest of time, but I can see how it would be visually appealing that way. Made with the orange and soy glazed salmon from the same month.

Gabbyct's Review

April 20, 2013
I don't see the appeal of radishes and butter. While I enjoy simply prepared food his salad did nothing for me. While I didn't hate it, I didn't love it either

jmeleeS's Review

April 16, 2013
Good, quick & easy side - didn't bother with the blanch; just covered the sautee pan for ~5 min to steam the peas in the butter. Added radishes lemon juice, salt, pepper & chives right at the end and allowed to cook for another ~5 minutes (the cook time on the radish tames the flavor a bit). Wouldn't hesitate to make again since it's really very easy, limited ingredients and tastes great with a simple grilled meat and bread. Enjoy!

steponme's Review

March 26, 2013
This is a quick and delicious veggie side. I was out of chives, but it was still very good, I also used a meyer lemon for the lemon jc.

fsmithx's Review

March 16, 2013