Snow peas have edible pods that require little preparation. Jay’s snow peas are so tender that this next step may not be necessary, but remember it if you ever have to resort to “store-bought” (ugh!) in the future: snap off the stem but hold onto it, pulling off the string that runs along the length of the pod. Discard stem and string. Snow peas should be cooked only until they are bright green and tender-crisp, which takes but a few minutes … once they lose that bright green color, you’ve gone too far. Enjoy them anyway and make a note to cook them less the next time. A pound of snow peas serves about four people.
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