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Grilled Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Bowl of Grilled Sugar Snap Peas with Spicy Peanut Sauce

By Andrea Bemis

The sugar snap peas at Tumbleweed Farm are abundant and wonderful. And while my favorite way to enjoy a fresh snap pea is raw, straight off the vine, I think these grilled peas are the next best thing. We whipped these up for a happy hour snack and dipped the lightly charred peas into a spicy peanut sauce. If you're looking to make this a complete meal try grilling some tofu or chicken, whip up some rice, and serve with the dipping sauce for a simple dinner. Regardless if you make this a meal or happy hour snack, I'd recommend serving these tasty snap peas with a cold beer and good company.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes
Serves: 4

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you are sensitive to spice try 1/8 teaspoon first)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water

Sugar Snap Peas

  • 1 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt

Preparation

Whisk together all the ingredients for the peanut sauce until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust seasonings as needed. If the sauce is too thick add a touch more water to thin.

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Toss the peas with the olive oil and salt. Set a wire rack or grill basket on the grill grate and grill peas, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, about 4 minutes.

Serve peas with the dipping sauce and serve warm or at room temperature.

Note:

* Use this recipe as a guide; adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary

* Store extra sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days

Andrea Bemis harvesting greens at her farm

Photo by Kate Schwager

A farmer to foodie, Andrea Bemis is truly manifesting the farm-to-table lifestyle. Here she shares her delicious recipe creations from her farm in Parkdale, Oregon. Andrea is author of Dishing Up the Dirt Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons. Find her at dishingupthedirt.com