Sugar snap peas are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. The peas are naturally sweet and crunchy, and you can eat the whole pod. Snap peas may be eaten raw or cooked, although you may have to remove the “string” at the seam of the pod if eating the peas raw. Snap peas are low in calories, high in fiber, iron and Vitamin C.
This is a terrific light dish that’s quick to prepare. The success of this dish is in giving the snap peas a quick char, so they keep their crunch and color. These snap peas are addictive especially with a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkle of red chili flakes, sea salt, and chopped fresh herbs. Keep the peas in their pods when cooking and definitely use a grill basket, if grilling outside. I charred my snap peas in a blazing hot cast iron skillet on the stove top. You’ll be snacking on these snap peas like they’re chips!