Sugar Snap Peas, How to Prepare What You Grow

A few simple and easy recipe to use those delicious sugar snap peas you have coming in from your garden. You don’t want them to go to waste.

Instead learn how to prepare them for the freezer. Or use them fresh in the recipes below.

a person holding sugar snap peas.

We have been getting quite a few sugar snap peas from our garden. We like to eat these peas raw as a snack.

Sometimes I throw them into a stir fry and sometimes I just cook them up with a little onion and eat it as a side dish.

But you don’t want your delicious produce from the garden going to waste so below you’ll find a few recipes to use sugar snap peas. And how to preserve them for later too.

So you can be enjoying delicious peas from your garden all year long.

How to Preserve Sugar Snap Peas

When we are getting more than we can eat I like to prepare them for the freezer.

To prepare them for the freezer, you want to blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. This method helps to keep them longer in the freezer.

If you’ll be using them right away or within a month or two. You can wash and package them for the freezer.

Then put them into an ice water bath to stop them from cooking. This is an important step to stop the cooking process quickly.

Once cooled, dry them as best you can and then place them into a freezer bag or container.

I like to freeze them in about one cup portions. This seems to be just the right amount for us for to add to a stir fry dinner.

Quick Sugar Snap Pea Side Dish Recipe

In a large skillet place one tablespoon of oil and heat on medium high. Add about half of an onion and saute until soft.

Add about 2 cups of sugar snap peas that have been washed and ends removed along with any strings. Sauté until the peas are tender crisp. You don’t want to overcook them.

Then add in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Stir and serve. This makes a great quick and easy side dish. It is a nice change from a salad.

And so much more tasty than this picture below looks. (Yes, this is a very old photo, I need to update it.)

More Sugar Snap Peas Recipes to Try

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas

How do you like to eat sugar snap peas?

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