Remove the stem of the snap pea before eating. Pluck
it off with your fingers, then pull gently down the
length of the pea, to remove any string (the fibrous
edge of the bean).
Eat raw or sauté or steam quickly, until the
color changes to a bright green. Remove from the heat
and eat right away. If saving for later, steam or blanch,
then quickly shock in ice water, so that they retain
their color. If you add dressing and then store the
peas, they will be fine to eat, but their color will
dull over time.
Refrigeration - Keep peas unwashed until ready to use,
wrapped in plastic, in the refrigerator. Use within
3-4 days of receiving for best flavor.
Freezing – Blanch peas in boiling water for 1
minute, plunge in ice water to stop cooking. Allow to
dry and freeze in desired portions.