Caramelized Garlic Sugar Snap Peas Seared in Grass Fed Butter
In this house we eat sugar snap peas 2-3 times a week. It is well deserved by Mr. Vincent and our 2 year old enjoys opening up the pod and picking out the peas. This side dish goes well with just about any meat and fish you cook up. I have even served it with a hamburger with no complaints from the rest of the clan. I cook up a pound of sugar snap peas at a time which seems to be enough for 4 small portions.
The most time consuming process of this side dish is cutting off the ends of the sugar snap peas. It takes me about 10 minutes, but the maximum I can do is 3 peas at a time without cutting one in half.
I roughly chopped up 3 cloves of garlic. I like the pieces a little bit bigger then minced as the garlic adds a lot of flavor to the peas. If you aren’t as big on garlic as I am, use less and minced.
I added the garlic into a pre-heated pan to medium heat with about 2 tablespoons of grass fed butter already melted in the pan and gave it a quick stir.
Before the garlic browned up, I added the sugar snap peas and gave it a generous helping of salt. I stirred the peas and made sure they were all coated in the butter and garlic.
When I saw the garlic become brown I lowered the heat to medium low, stirring occasionally. The goal was to get a little browning on the sugar snap peas while the garlic was caramelizing in the grass fed butter.
I finished off the caramelized garlic sugar snap peas with a sprinkle of sea salt and served hot!
There you have it, a low carb quick, easy yet delicious side dish that will make your kids beg for more peas!
- 1 lbs Sugar snap peas
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp grass fed butter
- Salt to taste
- Sea salt for a finishing taste
- Wash and cut the ends of the sugar snap peas.
- Roughly chop up the garlic.
- Melt the grass fed butter in a large pan over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and give a good stir to mix with the butter.
- Before the garlic browns, stir in the sugar snap peas and give a generous helping of salt.
- When the garlic starts to brown, lower the heat to medium low to prevent the garlic from burning.
- When you have nice searing lines on the sugar snap peas sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt and serve hot.