Sugar Snap Peas with Frizzled Mushrooms

April 2006
Sugar Snap Peas with Frizzled Mushrooms

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Don't overcook the peas, which can quickly lose their snap.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 pound sugar snap peas
  1. Heat the olive oil and vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until they begin to smoke. Add the mushrooms and fry, stirring occasionally, until crisp and browned, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towellined plate. Salt the mushrooms generously. Reserve the oil.
  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the peas and blanch for 45 seconds. Drain well.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss the warm sugar snap peas with the shiitake mushrooms and drizzle with some of the reserved oil. Season to taste with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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  • Toss cooked pasta with the sugar snap peas and mushrooms for a vegetarian dinner.