snap pea

noun

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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Blanch the snap peas until bright green and slightly softened, about 2 minutes. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Amanda Haas shares her signature recipes," 14 Sep. 2019 Millard has a way with vegetables, coaxing maximum flavor out of asparagus or carrots, snap peas or mushrooms. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Everything Southeast Portland’s Coquine does, it does well (2019 review)," 4 Aug. 2019 In a blender, combine the snap peas and mint syrup. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 How about beans, or sugar-snap peas or cauliflower? Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Vegetables are mature earlier than farmers have ever seen; flowers are ready to go," 19 July 2019 The highlight is the coniglio e animelle, rabbit three ways: tender legs, sausage, and sweetbreads, topped with giant capers, crunchy snap peas, and a braise sauce sweetened with mostarda, made with apricot, pear, orange, and mustard. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Rezdôra Brings Northern Italy to New York City," 9 Aug. 2019 Yep, that tender little zucchini is a fruit, and so is the crisp cucumber, green bean pod, green pepper, ear of sweet corn, flat snow pea pod, fat snap pea pod or pod of tender shelling peas. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "It’s time for midsummer harvesting: Use it or lose it," 2 Aug. 2019 Toss snap peas with olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Charred Snap Peas with Creamy Tarragon Dressing," 8 Mar. 2019 This dish highlights first-of-the-season snap peas, but adapt it with whatever catches your eye at the market: Napa cabbage cut into shreds with a shower of chives; fine strips of zucchini and sweet cherry tomatoes; even strawberries (really!). Leigh Belanger, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Toss soba noodles with sugar snaps, cukes, carrots, and radishes in this cool summer salad," 24 June 2019

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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