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Sugar Snap Peas with Toasted Almonds

These crisp sugar snap peas offset the richness of our Seared Salmon with Creamy Leek Sauce.

  • Servings: 4
Sugar Snap Peas with Toasted Almonds

Photography: Stefan Anderson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2002


  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, (2 1/2 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, ends trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, (1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread almonds on a baking sheet; place in oven. Toast until almonds are golden and fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool completely. Transfer half the almonds to a cutting board, and chop coarsely. Place remaining half in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade; process until almonds are finely chopped, 15 to 20 seconds. Add coarsely chopped almonds, and stir to combine.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add peas, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; stir until all ingredients are well combined and heated through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds, and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve.

Reviews (1)

  • DON2451 6 Jul, 2010

    I made 1 minor change. I used sliced almonds to skip a step. It was very nice and I used up the last harvest of peas of my plant.

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