Cooked whole sugar snap peas
The Charring Method To Give Sugar Snap Peas A Quick, Smoky Flair
Charring is the best method to transform sugar snap peas, making them even sweeter and adding a smoky flavor. All you need is a cast iron pan and a little oil, plus a stovetop.
The intense heat of charring causes a reaction with the peas' sugars, amino acids, and proteins in their outer skin, which imparts a sweet and smoky flavor to the interior.
While you could use a grill, a cast iron pan will trap all the flavors and aroma into one convenient vessel. Cast iron also keeps a consistent temperature for an even char.
Cook the peas over very high heat until their exteriors are just a bit burnt. Charring also works wonders for produce like tomatoes, plums, peaches, and lots more.