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Blanched Sugar Snap Peas

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Blanched Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a sweet and crispy cross between snow peas and garden peas. This technique for blanching ensures your peas stay bright green and perfectly tender crisp.



4 servings


10 min


5 min


15 min
Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound sugar snap peas
about 4 cups
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Amount Measure Ingredient Features
5 ml salt
453.6 g sugar snap peas
about 4 cups
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In a medium pot, bring 6 cups of water to the boil. Meanwhile prepare a large bowl of ice water to shock the sugar snap peas, locking in the color and to prevent over-cooking.

Add the salt and peas to the boiling water and cook until tender-crisp.

Using a slotted spoon transfer the sugar snap peas to the ice water. Drain and pat dry.

The sugar snap peas can be prepared this way up to an hour in advance for use in another recipe.

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"until tender crisp". What a stupid recipe. Could you not just say 5 minutes or ten minutes, like in a normal intelligent recipe?


If you look above, it clearly states to cook for 5 minutes.


5 minutes is likely too long for a tender-crisp snap pea. I suppose the size of the pod would dictate time...


Grrrrrrrrrr I'm so angry!!


The person is right; 5 min prep time is not clearly indicating the cook time


The instructions are clearly marked above the ingredients.


Five minutes is WAY too long. 2 mins max. Probably only a minute will do the tril

anonymous United States

Idiots I read it clearly


Wow, people are super angry over this recipe! Take it easy. If this makes you mad I can’t even imagine something important.


This is way too complicated, is it 5 minutes or 2minutes or until tender or crisp? Haaaaa,


like pasta...they're done when they're done. pull one out and check it. there's no exact time.


Omg so rude over blanching snap peas … really ?


If you boil them for 5 minutes, they will be mush. Boil for 1-2 minutes. I usually check after 1 minute. I blanch them often for a salad that I make.


What a childish bunch of rants. I'd hate to cut you off accidentally while driving. Give Joy - Get Joy.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2g (0.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 00% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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