Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas with Orange Zest and Buttery Almonds
If you are looking for an alternative to your usual green bean casserole this season, give this simple sugar snap pea recipe a try. You can complement your holiday ham or leg-of-lamb with the traditional, beloved side dishes, but it is always a nice idea to try a new recipe, especially when you have so much fresh produce available at the market. Don't smother the sweet taste of spring vegetables with heavy sauces and long cook times; these sugar snap peas just need a few quick minutes in the pan and a lovely seasoned butter sauce. This dish is best served warm, so plan to make it right before your guests sit down to dinner. We cut the sugar snap peas at an angle so they can absorb the butter sauce. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and cook half of the snap peas, then repeat the process with the remaining peas. Quickly make a sauce with the remaining butter, almonds, Creole seasoning, and orange juice, pour over the sugar snap peas and garnish with orange zest.