I love snowpeas. I usually eat them raw dunked into Ranch dressing. Last weekend, however, I decided to turn them into a side to go along with an open faced sandwich of toasted challah, mayonnaise, lettuce and smoked turkey.
This cooking method can be repeated with other vegetables: think about asparagus, green beans, and edamame.
What To Do With Snowpeas: Quick & Easy Blackened Snowpeas With Creamy Mustard Sauce
1. Blanch snowpeas in salted boiling water: you only want to keep the snowpeas in the boiling water for about 3 minutes. Then, drain the snowpeas and add to a big bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Once you take the snowpeas out of the iced water, remove as much moisture as possible with paper towels or a clean (duh) kitchen towel.
2. Heat olive oil in a hot cast iron skillet. Add snowpeas, season with salt and pepper and saute until they are blackened (or charred).
3. Make creamy mustard sauceb by combining 3 parts plain (full fat) Greek yogurt and 1 part stone ground mustard and seasoning with a bit of salt and adding freshly chopped cilantro.
You are done!
The creamy mustard sauce can also be used on sandwiches or a baked potato or as a salad dressing.
I ate the whole thing ;)
Happy almost weekend!