How to Microwave Sugar Snap Peas
Prep Time1 mins
Cook Time3 mins
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This is our favorite way of making sugar snap peas! They are easy to prep and even easier to cook when you steam them in the microwave. You'll know they're done when they still have a vibrant green hue and a crisp-tender crunch.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup (50g) sugar snap peas, trimmed
- Rinse and trim the sugar snap peas.
- Place in an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
- Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until snap peas are crisp-tender.
Serving suggestions & tips
- Garlic and Parmesan: Season with garlic powder, grated parmesan, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
- Radishes and Dill: Season with salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and zest. Toss with thinly sliced radishes and chopped fresh dill.
- Pecans and Cranberries: Serve with dried cranberries, chopped toasted pecans, brown butter, and crumbled feta cheese.
- Need smaller bites? Cut snap peas into bite sizes and cook for the same amount of time.
- Sprinkle a small amount of salt and sugar when cooking to enhance the natural flavors.
- Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.
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|Microwave in an Anyday dish||Cook Time|
|Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)*||13 mins|
Step-by-Step: Microwaving Snap Peas
Trim and clean sugar snap peas
Transfer to an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
Cook in the microwave.
Sugar snap peas are done when bright green and tender.
All you need to know about microwaving snap peas
How long does take to cook sugar snap peas in the microwave?
|1 cup (50g) sugar snap peas, trimmed||2-3 mins|
|2 cups (100g) sugar snap peas, trimmed||4-5 mins|
|3 cups (150g) sugar snap peas, trimmed||5-6 mins|
It takes about 2-3 minutes to cook a serving of sugar snap peas in the microwave. Sugar snap peas have a tough, more fibrous pod, making them hard to overcook. Flash cook them for less time for more crunch factor, or microwave them a little longer for a softer pod.
Do sugar snap peas need to be cooked?
At the peak of freshness, sugar snap peas are bright green, crisp, and sweet. They can be eaten raw as a crunchy snack or added to salads. To cook them, sugar snap peas are often steamed or sautéed for a few minutes until they are crisp-tender. To enhance their natural sweetness, they can be seasoned with salt or sugar.
How to clean and prepare sugar snap peas?
Snap peas are usually ready to eat as-is, but removing their tough filaments (”strings”) and stems will help with their texture. To clean snap peas, choose fresh, unblemished pods and give them a rinse. To trim the stems, use a sharp paring knife to cut off the stem end. To remove the pod string, use your fingers to snap off the stem end and pull the string down the length of the pod.