Monday, May 7, 2012

Sesame Roasted Snap Peas

Sesame Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

Whenever spring rolls around, I grab pound after pound of snap peas. Normally, I snack on them raw, or quickly cook them in a stir fry, but I came across this roasting recipe on the recipe on The Kitchn and my curiosity got the better of me. The natural sweetness of the peas is deepened in the roasting process. The toasted sesame oil makes these a natural pairing with Asian dishes...if you can wait long enough for the main course to be ready.

More roasted snap pea recipes from around the web:
Simply Roasted Snap Peas from Eat Drink Better
Soy Orange Roasted Sugar Snap Peas from Just Sweet Enough
Roasted Sugar Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad from Voracious Vander

Sesame Roasted Snap Peas
(Adapted lightly from The Kitchn)

Makes 2-3 appetizer-sized servings

10 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Sea salt to taste
Toasted sesame seeds for serving.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

Toss the snap peas with the oil and season lightly with salt. Spread the snap peas in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes until the peas are lightly brown and tender, turning once about halfway through.

Sprinkle the snap peas lightly with toasted sesame seeds and serve warm.

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Erica said...

I'm totally trying this! I'm loving sesame oil these days. yum yum spring :)

Joanne said...

I'm a sugar snap addict come spring/summer also. They are SO SWEET! I love the idea of pairing them with sesame.

kellypea said...

When did you move? I know I'm a serious slacker for not keeping up with you, but wow! I scrolled through quite a few of your recent dishes (Yum!) trying to catch up.

We love putting a little bit of sesame oil on lots of our veg & salads. It has such a nice toasty flavor. Need to try this -- need some inspiration!

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

I've never tried roasting snap peas. I'm inspired now!

susan said...

simple, healthy, and yummy!

Maria said...

I could snack on these all day long!

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Snow peas are definitely a favorite snack in the springtime, so I'll definitely be whipping these up!

Gastronomer said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but sesame oil is the best oil ever. These peas look so yummy!

Aggie said...

I can not get enough snap peas!! Have never tried them roasted for some reason, am always crunching on them raw. Looks delish

Kristina Vanni said...

These are the perfect snack or side dish. Super simple, yet delicious! Thanks for sharing!