The obstacle with purple snow peas is that when you apply heat they lose their color. Amaya was super excited to find them in the farmer's market because they were purple so the challenge was how to retain that color. Fortunately the peas were fresh and sweet. You could easily snap the ends and pull the strings. It became a game to see if you get the entire string to pull from each side of peas, curling into ribbons as they dangled from the stems.
We ate our basket of peas raw, as a snack, like popcorn. Eating them raw solved the color issue. And our exploration in dipping sauces and condiments begins.
July 2, 2009