Cooking On A Budget: Sno Peas and Mushrooms

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sno Peas and Mushrooms

Sno Peas and Mushrooms are a delightful combination in this simple side dish recipe for healthy, lighter eating!

These are two vegetables I really adore. And, when paired together are so delicious. Whether you add them into a stir fry meal or simply pan saute, this combination is a winner. I have also made them with a touch of soy sauce as a vegetable side dish, but tonight I just wanted something light, something crunchy and something delicious. Rather than a salad I opted for Sno Peas and Mushrooms. Super easy, so come along and see how it's done.
Mushrooms have long been a staple in my kitchen and I absolutely love sno peas. My husband is the gardener of the family as you may already know from reading my blog. Back in the early 2,000's he planted some sno peas for me in his garden. They were doing beautifully and we were really excited.

During that time we had our golden retriever Greta and her baby Niles who was probably by this time two years old. They were hanging around the garden with Harold and so for what ever reason, he offered each of the dogs a sno pea pod. It seems they liked the sno peas too! From that point forward they would help themselves to the sno peas and nary a one made it into my kitchen. We did not mind though and rather got a kick out of watching them pick them off the vines.

This recipe has very few ingredients and sautes up in a flash!

  • 6 large crimini mushrooms - stems removed and sliced
  • 6 oz. sno peas
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Over high heat get your skillet warmed up and add in the butter and olive oil. Let this heat up for about 30 seconds and toss in the mushrooms. Saute for a minute or two until lightly browned adding in a nice pinch of kosher salt. Toss.
  2. Next, add in the snow peas and turn heat down to medium high. Add a touch more olive oil if the mushrooms soaked it all in.
  3. Saute both together, tossing the pan and flipping the veggies or stir - whatever is comfortable for you until the sno peas turn that bright green and have a just a touch of caramelization on them. About 2-3 minutes
  4. I cooked my sno peas el dente, but you can lid the saute pan and steam cook for a minute or so if you do not want a snap to the sno peas.
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 minutes
Serves: 3 side dish portions or 2 portions for a meal
Cost: approximately $2.40

Sno peas are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, iron and manganese. Combined with the Vitamin C and fiber in mushrooms this is a delicious healthy main meal or side dish.

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