Turkish Style Snow Peas Recipe
Snow peas are very fresh peas with immature pea grains inside are called sultani peas or leaf peas in Turkey. Do not mix them with the peas from which you are extracting peas. You cannot cook those peas in that way. They have hardened shells and become inedible. In snow peas, the grains are almost too small to be felt, and it is almost impossible to split the shell into two and remove them, because the pods are still stuck together.
You can think snow peas like green beans and cook whatever you are cooking with fresh beans. This includes the green beans with olive oil, the green bean fritter and fasulye diblesi. You can even just boil it in steam and drizzle olive oil, lemon, garlic on it and make a salad / side dish. Since it is very tender, its consistency becomes crispy. You do not need to wait for it to soften well while cooking, it would be better to leave it in a consistency that will feel its crunch while eating.
As with fresh beans, check if there are strings on the edges before cooking and remove them if there are any. I do not cut the ends and stems. Like itself, the plant is very fresh, so even if the stem is left, it is not disturbing or even felt. Thus, there is no extra work done.
- 500 g of snow peas,
- 1 onion, chopped,
- 3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped,
- 5-6 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- 1 teaspoon of sugar,
- 1 teaspoon of flour,
- 1/2 lemon juice,
- 1 cup of water at room temperature.
- If there are strings on the edges of the peas, remove them with a knife and pull them downwards,
- Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the onion and stir fry until softens slightly,
- Add the peas and roast until they change color,
- Add the tomatoes and mix,
- In a separate bowl, mix salt, sugar, flour, lemon juice and water,
- Add the mixture to the peas and mix,
- Cover and cook on low heat until the peas are soft.