Sunday, August 16, 2009
When we got home from Maine, our snow peas were ready to pick. This was a good thing, since the Kitchen Genius had a family reunion the next day and we didn't have time to go to the grocery store. He whipped up an absolutely delicious sesame snow pea salad that everyone loved.
Since he came up with this yummy recipe I've made it again twice - first with the last of the snow peas and then again when my bean crop came in, substituting green beans for the snow peas. Sugar snap peas would also be great.
He used a toasted sesame ginger seasoning made by Victoria Gourmet in Woburn, Massachusetts. You can order it on the link above or substitute 2 Tablespoons black and white sesame seeds, toasted, 1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot and salt and pepper to taste.
The Bruno family reunion was a blast and the food was incredible, of course, with an enormous Italian buffet. There was eggplant, chicken marsala, lasagna and all the other family specialities including the giant meatball!
Here's KG getting some sister love while his cousin looks on:
And for everyone who left kind messages when our sweet Bonnie passed away, I wanted to introduce our new puppy, Sadie. She's an absolute love and quite a little clown.
Just so our cat Daisy doesn't feel left out...
Sesame Snow Pea Salad
2 pounds snow peas
1 large red pepper, cut into 2 inch strips
1/4 cup garlic scapes or scallions, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 tablespoons Victoria Gourmet Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning
dash of red pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop pea pods and red pepper strips into pot and boil for 1 minute. Drain and immediately shock the veggies by submerging in ice water. Drain again very well. In the meantime mix dressing ingredients together. Toss with pea pods and red peppers.
For a printable recipe click here