Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon, Garlic, and Basil

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 1997

Blanching followed by an immediate shock in ice water yields tender peas that hold their shape.

SERVES6

TIME30 minutes

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

While casting around for the best sugar snap peas recipe, we found that sugar snaps benefit greatly from the addition of some salt as they cook and that the best way to add salt was to blanch them. Blanching produced peas with excellent fla...

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