Sugar Snap Peas with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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  • Yield 6 servings

Sweet sugar snaps are dressed up with tangy sun-dried tomatoes.

This is a wonderful side dish. To make this as an entree, add 1 pound cubed firm tofu 2 minutes before the end of cooking and serve over couscous or polenta.

Ingredients

1/4 cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes
Water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large shallot, minced
4 leaves basil, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a heatproof bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and let sit 30 minutes to plump; drain, reserving the soaking water separately from the tomatoes. Chop the tomatoes and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over high heat and add sugar snap peas. Saute 2 minutes. Add the garlic, shallots, tomatoes and 3 tablespoons water used to soak the sun-dried tomatoes. Continue to cook 2 minutes longer or until the peas are tender. Add the basil, salt and pepper. 

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