Snow Pea Bundles
Recipe type: Vegetables
Serves: 20 bundles
  • 1 pound fresh snow peas; see * Note
  • 3 fresh carrots (to 4); peeled
  1. * Note: If snow peas are unavailable, substitute sugar snap peas. Use 1 snap pea for each bundle.
  2. Trim stems from snow peas; remove strings. With a wide-bladed vegetable peeler, cut ribbons of carrot (hold carrot at the large end; starting at the top, press down and pull peeler the length of the carrot in one smooth motion, so ribbon has an even thickness).
  3. Prepare a lidded pot with a steaming basket and about 1 1/2 inches water.
  4. Bring water to a boil.
  5. Lightly steam snow peas a few minutes in covered basket until crisp-tender and bright green. Drain; rinse with very cold water. Shake off excess water. Set snow peas aside.
  6. Briefly steam carrot ribbons until they are flexible and don't break when curled. Drain; rinse with very cold water. Shake off excess water.
  7. Stack 3 or 4 snow peas. Wrap around middle with carrot ribbon. Carrot should adhere to itself (if not, use a dab of cream cheese as glue). Chill bundles in covered container until ready to serve.
  8. Yields about 20 bundles.
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