One of my all-time favorite cookbooks would be All About Braising by Molly Stevens. So when she recently came out with All About Roasting, it was on the top of my wish list! I have the book only a few days and already made two dishes. Both simple. Both easy. Both fantastic. And I have at least ten more recipes bookmarked!
Roasted Snap Peas with Toasted Sesame Salt. I made it exactly, well pretty much exactly, as it was written and it went over big. They loved it. No leftovers to pick at tomorrow, the picky one would have had a third helping. We all thought it was that good.
Roasted Snap Peas with Toasted Sesame Salt
Source: All About Roasting by Molly Stevens
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
1 pound of sugar snap peas, peel off the fibrous center string, if it's there, trim stem ends)
2 tablespoons white or black sesame seeds (or both)
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 475°F.
Arrange the snow peas on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for about 14 minutes, or until they are browned and crisp in spots and starting to shrivel. While they roast, spread the sesame seeds out in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Toast until they start to turn golden and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove immediately from the heat and let them cool on a plate. When cooled, mix them with the salt in a mortar or spice grinder. Not too fine. As soon as the peas are done, transfer them to a serving bowl and sprinkle the sesame salt mixture on top of the roasted snap peas. Serve hot, warm or even cold!
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