Welcome to #FreshTasyValentines!
This week I will be filling this space with fresh and tasty recipes- perfect to share with your valentine next week. Don't forget to check out the prize package below and enter!
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Side dishes are often long forgotten after thoughts and I wanted to share something quick and delicious that is a perfect accompaniment to any main course. I turned to Mann Packaging's Stringless Sugar Snap Peas and Gourmet Garden's herbs to create this delicious and fresh side!
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was kind enough to send participants 18 different herb products (stir-in pastes and lightly dried) for this challenge. I was lucky enough to use Gourmet Garden's product in a previous blog challenge and was thrilled to have a chance to work with the product again. This time, along with stir-in paste, Gourmet Garden included 6 lightly dried herbs. I love this product because they last 4 weeks after they are opened, but are void of moisture and freshness like a fully dried herb.
I served this recipe with a Cornish game hen recipe I will be sharing tomorrow. The fantastic thing about this side dish is it comes together in a snap (haha) and isn't your everyday steamed veggie with a little butter or salt. I used sharp flavors of garlic and ginger, but mellowed them out with a touch of honey. I like to lightly saute the pea pod so they maintain a slight crunch. My three year old adored these and devoured almost 2/3 of the entire pan- I would say that is a hit in my book!
I am so excited to share all of the recipes for #FreshTastyValentines! Also, check out the other bloggers on the hop below for more recipes!
1 (15 oz) bag Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
2 Tbl butter
1 1/2 tsp raw honey (regular will work fine)
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic Stir-In Paste
1/2 tsp Gourmet Garden Ginger Stir-In Paste
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
In a large rimmed skillet, saute the snap peas in butter for 2 minutes.
Stir in the honey, garlic and ginger. Allow the glaze to thicken while cooking over medium-low heat for about a minute. Season with salt, to taste, and remove from heat. Serve immediately.