Sunny Snow Peas Recipe
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Sunny Snow Peas Recipe

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Kathleen Bailey of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania turns crispy snow peas into something special by tossing them with a lovely honey-orange sauce. "I enjoy serving fresh vegetables," she says, "especially when I can prepare a sauce like this that seems to add the bright warmth of the sun."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pound fresh snow peas or sugar snap peas

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 80 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add peas. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Add orange juice mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sunny Snow Peas in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p10

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Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 107703
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"They were good, it is a keeper. The family asked for me to make them twice since the first time. So I take it they liked it."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6093830 124973
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"Very light but tasty. If I change this recipe it might be to add Mandarin Oranges and use the juices as a partial substitute for the o.j."

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