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Categories: Vegetables, Vegetarian

Balsamic-braised sugar snap peas

THERE'S one way to get a great TV dinner: Avoid the freezer. After eating a few, I realized everything on the tray could be easily improved just by starting from scratch. And so I set out to take the original ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 3 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons top-quality balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Step 1Trim the sugar snaps, removing any tough strings. Rinse well in a colander and set aside.

Step 2Melt the butter over medium heat in a skillet just large enough to hold the peas. Add the peas, with water clinging to them, and stir or toss until completely coated with butter. Season well with salt and toss again. Add the vinegar and toss to coat. Lower the heat, cover the pan and cook until the peas are just crunchy-tender, 2 to 3 minutes, depending on their age and size. Uncover the pan, season with pepper and toss with chives. Serve at once.

Each serving:
91 calories; 79 mg. sodium; 12 mg. cholesterol; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 3.42 grams fiber.
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