Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas
Adapted from Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon Morrell
Sugar snap peas are a delight. They’re quick to prepare and add an irresistibly sweet crunch to your meal!
1 pound sugar snap peas, ends and string removed (may substitute snow peas)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or pork lard
1 bunch green onions, cut into one-inch pieces
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted in oven
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
2 tablespoons pine nuts (optional)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Stir fry onions and peas in olive oil or pork lard for about 3 minutes. Add sesame seeds and optional pine nuts, stir frying another minute. Remove from heat and stir in optional toasted sesame oil. Season to taste and serve warm.
Makes approximately 4 servings
1 head leaf lettuce of your choice (also, try substituting 1 bag baby lettuce)
1 bag spinach or baby spinach
¼ – ½ bag arugula (also, try substituting ¼ – ½ bag baby kale)
1 large green onion
2-3 sprigs fresh peppermint, or to taste (also, try substituting other fresh herbs like spearmint, parsley, cilantro, etc.)
1 tsp dried, ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/3 c olive oil (also, try substituting a Maine-produced oil like sunflower or canola)
1. Wash and dry greens, herbs, and green onion. If necessary, tear greens into bite-size pieces; coarsely chop herbs; thinly slice green onion; and place all in a salad bowl.
2. Put dressing ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid and shake well.
3. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve at once.
Recipe contributed by Two Farmers’ Farm, Durham . Thanks Kelsey and Dominic!
You can contribute your seasonal, Maine recipes, too! Email them to email@example.com and let us know where you attend market.
Need a simple side dish? When we asked Peacemeal Farm the best way to prepare their sweet, spring parsnips. They responded:
“This simple recipe is especially suited to the spring dug parsnips, which are far superior in flavor and sweetness to those dug in the fall…peel, slice and saute in butter.” -Marcia and Mark, Peacemeal Farm
Sweet and simple.
Find Peacemeal’s parsnips here for $2.99/# (price may vary):
Orono, Belfast, Camden and Waterville Farmers’ Markets.
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