Rob is more of a fussier eater than he usually admits. Although I can usually sneak some vegetables in, there are few he really likes. Peas is one that makes the cut, but only peas still in the pod. So this year we doubled our production and have frozen 18 pounds, or just under a bushel, of sugar snap and snow peas. This does not count the two pounds in my favorite bowl that slipped out of my hand and flew across the floor.
The steps are easy. Pick, sort, trim, blanch (don’t forget the ice bath!), dry and bag. We use them primarily in stir fry or to blister in sesame oil and ginger. This is a big part of making summer flavors last through March.