Last week, I participated in a really cool deal from a local family farm: I ‘attend’ an event on facebook, and, on the designated day (Tuesday, for my farm folk) I show up, pay $10, and receive a bag of goodies. My bag included some ground beef, a couple of ears of corn, a muskmelon, spring onions, radishes, and a bag of snap peas.
The corn was a no brainer – I slathered it in seasoned butter, wrapped it in foil and roasted those puppies. The snap peas took a bit of research, but then I found this:
a recipe from Sandra Lee that called for frozen snap peas, but surely farm fresh would work, right?
Deliciously so, as it turned out.
•1 tsp sesame oil
•Sugar snap peas (a 14 oz bag, thawed)
•1 clove garlic, minced
•1/4 red pepper, diced
•2 tsp sesame seeds
•1 tbsp honey
Warm the sesame oil in a stir fry pan or large skillet over medium high heat, then add the garlic, snap peas, and diced red pepper.
Stir fry for five minutes, then add the sesame seeds, honey, and salt and pepper to suit your taste – I used a pinch of sea salt and a nice sprinkling of Tellicherry and Aleppo pepper.
Toss to blend and stir fry for another minute before serving.
Fast. Tasty. And oh! so simple to toss together.
I cannot wait to see what this week’s bargain bag will hold.