When I’m making a holiday dinner, except for Thanksgiving, I like to keep things simple. Flavorful does not have to mean complicated. I want to spend time with my guests and not be stuck in the kitchen.
These peas are a great side for the Garlic and Herb Roasted Lamb & Potatoes. (A quick note on the roasted lamb – I like most lamb rare to medium rare, but I found with the seasoning, medium was a better choice, it really allowed the flavors to infuse the meat. It was still tender and moist, but more flavorful at medium.)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound fresh baby snap peas
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat. Add the snap peas and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the lime juice and saute, stirring, until the lime juice is almost completely evaporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint.