Thursday, January 24, 2013

Herbed Snow Peas with Leeks

Herbed Snow Peas with Leeks recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

The snow peas at the Farmer's Market were irresistible this week. I love adding snow peas to my stir fry dinners and they can be a great side dish as well. I had a small leek in the refrigerator and I decided to saute it with the snow peas for a very simple side dish. Just a few minutes in the skillet resulted in a dish of crisp hot snow peas with tender leeks, fresh herbs and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Herbed Snow Peas with Leeks
Yield: 2 - 4 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 of 1 large leek or 1 small leek, sliced thin
1/3 - 1/2 lb snow peas
2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives, or about 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
1 - 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, adjust to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute for 3-4 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the snow peas and toss in the oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until the snow peas are hot and barely softened, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with herbs. Toss again, taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Herbed Snow Peas with Leeks recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. I love the idea of the snow peas with leaks! I just purchased some snow peas too.. now I know what I will do with them!!

  2. What a great idea. They look delicious.

  3. Mary,
    This is the first I've hovered for awhile, but I still absolutely adore your food blog. I hopped on over here for your crockpot oatmeal recipes. Thanks to you and several other food sites I'm getting ready to get rid of most of my cookbooks; they're just clutter.

    Just a quick question - as I was reading what you keep in your pantry - Are you a Costco shopper? I'm quickly becoming a convert because so much of what they offer is organic. I like to peruse sites like yours for ideas of what to do with my bounty.

    1. Hi Janeen!

      I am a Costco shopper. If you have questions about any specific items, feel free to post again or email me directly. Have a great night.


  4. This is like a breath of spring! I noticed sugar snap peas at our farmer's market last week and I was amazed that they are being grown now.

  5. I hadn't thought of putting them together with leeks - simple and delicious - I'll look out for them :)
    Mary x

  6. Great idea. I will have to try this sometime. Thanks

  7. I love to eat snow peas - one at a time - with my fingers. Why I don't know! But I like the idea of combining them with leeks - very nice!

  8. Looks very good Mary. We grow snow peas on the fence arond the garden and put them in lots of dishes but can't remember having them as their own dish, but now I know how - not that I think of it, we do the game with English peas.

  9. Nice photos. I don't use snow peas enough...they really do add lovely color and flavor to a meal.

  10. There is nothing better than fresh snow peas. Goodness, this looks like a side dish made for me! Thank you for sharing, Mary. As always, beautiful and delicious!


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