Snow Peas Sautéed in Garlic Butter

published by TechDoc on Jan 4, 2009

Snow peas really do make a wonderful accompaniment to just about any dish. Here is a simple recipe that bursts on through the mundane to deliver great snow peas every time.

Snow peas (see Fig.1 below) are a variety of climber pea that is usually eaten whole in the pod while still unripe. They can be eaten raw or cooked. Snow peas really do make a wonderful accompaniment to just about any dish.

As with any other dish; over-use can result in dramatically reduced levels of enthusiasm from all diners. So; let’s break on through that mundane meal time feeling we all experience from time to time and burst right on through to those special exotic tastes, flavors and aroma that only garlic butter can deliver to titillate your senses.

Figure 1 Image Source: Snow Peas


  • ½ Kg (approximately 1 Pound) of Snow Peas
  • 1½ Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Table Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  1. De-stalk and trim the snow peas
  2. Remove the skin from the onion and then dice it very finely
  3. Mince the garlic. A garlic press comes in real handy here.


  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat
  2. With the sauté pan up to the desired heat add the butter. Continue cooking until the butter is completely melted.
  3. With the butter completely melted add the minced garlic and finely diced onion
  4. Sauté this mix for about 1 minute stirring all the while to prevent the garlic, onion and melted butter from burning
  5. Now add the snow peas and sauté until the snow peas are tender yet crisp but still bright green (this will usually take about 3½ to 4 minutes)

To Serve:

  • Season to taste with salt and/or freshly ground black pepper
  • You will find more often than not that your sautéed snow peas will become a favorite accompaniment as part of a vegetable side dish served alongside a main course
  • I have found that finely dicing any leftover snow peas makes a wondrous addition to a stuffed bell peppers (capsicum) stuffing

One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Chris Stonecipher
    June 24th, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    Sounds tasty my friend!

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