Sorry for the long delay in posting, life got a bit hectic but has finally settled down again. Thanks for the patience!
So now to the newest recipe. I have found many versions of this online and in cookbooks and most are pretty much the same with maybe a slight change in an addition of a spice such as something to add some heat. With kids I like to keep things simple and as usual I like to lower the fat where I can to keep it as healthy as possible.
I love sugar snap peas and I eat sesame seeds plain all the time (weird I know but yum) so the mixture is wonderful with a little sea salt to keep the sodium out but the flavor in. Honestly I could just eat this whole thing as a meal, I like it that much.
I buy the steam in a bag sugar snap peas to save on time but make sure it is only sugar snap peas and not added preservatives or flavors such as butter. The best place to get them is in the produce section and not the frozen section so they are fresh and you know there is nothing else but peas in the bag. The bag sizes vary from store to store so I really just throw together how ever many bags I need and adjust the rest accordingly by taste preference.
Sugar Snap Peas with Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 bags of fresh sugar snap peas
2 teaspoons of sesame seeds (or more)
1/4 teaspoon of sesame seed oil (or put your oil in a clean spray bottle and mist the pan for even less oil-that is what I do)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
Heat a medium sized frying pan (the same one you will use for the rest of the cooking) to a medium heat. Toss the sesame seeds in the pan, stirring very often or they will burn until they start to turn golden brown and pop. Remove them from the heat and place in a dish to stop the cooking process and set aside.
Follow the direction on the bags of sugar snap peas and microwave for the 2 minutes or so that it requires.
While the peas are cooking heat the same pan to medium heat and mist with sesame seed oil or use the 1/4 teaspoon amount and spread evenly around the pan with a spatula.
Being careful not to burn your self open the bags of peas and pour into the heated pan. The excess steam will create a small amount of water in the pan that mixes with the oil to help spread it around more evenly to coat the peas well. Toss often until they start to brown slightly.
Add the sesame seeds and sea salt then toss well. Place on a serving plate and eat while still warm. ENJOY!