Sugar snap peas are a cross between English shelling peas and snow peas. They have a plump, crunchy, edible pod and a fresh, sweet taste.
Sugar snap peas are eaten whole. You can serve them raw, lightly sautéed, roasted, stir-fried, or you can freeze them for later.
To prepare to eat or freeze, pinch off the tip ends, and pull one tip down along the string side to remove the“zipper” before eating. Or, skip that step if the string doesn’t bother you.
You can store your sugar snap peas in a plastic bag in the refrigerator; they’ll stay fresh for about two weeks.
To freeze: Blanch your sugar snaps in boiling water for two or three minutes then transfer to a bowl of ice water. Dry the sugar snap peas with a towel and transfer to the freezer.
There three types of peas that can be found in the box: sugar snap peas, snow peas and garden peas.