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Sugar snap peas and shrimp with chive mayonnaise

Sugar snap peas and shrimp with chive mayonnaise
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Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, strings removed
  • 1 pound shelled large shrimp
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Sherry vinegar
  • Salt, pepper

Step 1Blanch the sugar snap peas in boiling salted water for 30 seconds. Remove them from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry. Bring the water back to a boil for the shrimp.

Step 2Cook the shrimp in the rapidly boiling water just until firm, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water to stop cooking. Pat dry and cut in half. Place in a large bowl.

Step 3In a small bowl, whip together the mayonnaise, shallots, chives and lemon juice. Beat in a splash of vinegar, then taste and add more if necessary.

Step 4Spoon two-thirds of the mayonnaise mixture over the shrimp and peas and stir together. The mayonnaise should lightly and uniformly coat both. If necessary, stir in a little more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.


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