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Sunny Snow Peas

 Sunny Snow Peas
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."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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