Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

April 19: National Garlic Day

We rarely get to rendezvous for a romantic lunch date. But we were able to meet up one day at P.F. Chang’s and order their appetizing garlic sugar snap peas from the menu. As a side dish, they were good with our meal; as a side effect, they were bad for our breath (we could ward off colleagues and vampires for the rest of the work day)!

Lovers can prepare garlic sugar snap peas easily in their own kitchen for an intimate dinner at a reduced restaurant rate. No gesture is quite romantic as presenting a loved one with a long-stemmed red rose “stinking rose” recipe such as this. And to show appreciation for a home-cooked meal, don’t forget to kiss the cook! XOXO on National Garlic Day!



(Adapted from Yum-Recipes)


  • 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


Slice off the tips and remove the stringy spines from the sugar snap pea pods. Saute them in a preheated wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for no longer than 3 minutes. The peas should retain some crispness to them and have a few dark brown spots from the oil. Remove from heat. Stir in the minced garlic quickly only for a few seconds until well combined. Serve immediately. Yield: 3-4 small servings.

Garlic Sugar Snap Peas


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