snap pea


Definition of snap pea 

: a cultivated pea that has edible usually round pods easily snapped like beans and that is classified with the snow pea as a variety (Pisum sativum macrocarpon)

called also sugar snap pea

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More often, my decision is to leave well enough alone, to cut the tomatoes into wedges and drizzle them with the best olive oil, to boil the corn and lavishly butter it, to eat the snap peas out of hand. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: Apricot toast is the summer grilling recipe you need," 10 July 2018 One day that might be a few big broccoli florets or a handful of snap peas; another it might be scrubbed baby turnips and little carrots. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, "I Let My Steamer Basket Decide What I Should Make for Dinner," 25 June 2018 Alongside the tequila, the snap pea shrub is combined with earthy Salers Gentiane Liqueur and vermouth, and finished with a heavy splash of prosecco. Grace Dickinson,, "Garden-inspired cocktails bring veggies from the kitchen to the bar," 20 June 2018 Scatter the snap peas, green beans and halved potatoes over the lettuce, then top with the chunks of salmon. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "Repertoire: A salad for your summer salmon days," 4 June 2018 At the Wolfgang Puck Wok Stir Fry Station, guests can expect delicacies like stir fried coconut rice with heirloom vegetables and aromatic herbs, pork and shrimp stir fry with passion fruit glaze, and beef and snap peas on green papaya salad. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 The addition of crisp snap peas and asparagus, along with prosciutto and soft boiled egg, all in harmony with a nuanced champagne vinaigrette, completed this straightforward charmer. Tim Smith,, "Diners can get a square deal at Square Meal, a Hotel Revival restaurant," 24 May 2018 The $9 Painted Lady, made with vodka, lime, aloe liqueur, snap peas, and vermouth. Bottoms up! Marie Salcido, Sunset, "We’re Crushing on This Art Nouveau-Style Speakeasy," 22 Jan. 2018 Add the snap peas and green beans to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "Repertoire: A salad for your summer salmon days," 4 June 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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