Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame, Ginger, and Lemon Zest

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2016

What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.

SERVES4

TIME25 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To ensure that the pods and peas cook through at the same rate, we use a hybrid method that steams the sugar snap peas briefly before sautéing them; the trapped steam transfers heat more efficiently than air does so that the peas cook throu...

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