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Salmon-Stuffed Snow Peas Recipe

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Leona Schmidt's colorful pea pods are a welcome treat at luncheons and family gatherings. "They're simple to make—I just fill a plastic bag with the smoked salmon filling, snip off a corner and pipe it into the pods," says the Madras, Oregon cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas (about 75)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 package (3 ounces) smoked salmon or lox, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 filled snow peas) equals 29 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add peas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry. With a sharp knife, split each pea pod along the curved edge.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the salmon, garlic salt and pepper. Transfer to a pastry bag or heavy-duty resealable bag; cut a hole in corner of bag. Pipe in about 1 teaspoon salmon mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 25 servings.
Originally published as Salmon-Stuffed Snow Peas in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p55

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 filled snow peas) equals 29 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"This was fantastic. I accidentally got sugar snap peas and the peas got in the way a bit, but the flavor could not be stopped. I served to my family as a trial and WOW they want them again, tomorrow if possible!!!!"

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