Snow Peas with Browned Shallots

The theme for Monday Posts in April is Spring Vegetables.

Our favorite spring vegetables are both green and white asparagus, snow peas, spinach, artichokes, and…

I won’t be able to get to them all.

Next up is snow peas, or, as the British call them, mangetout. The French actually call them pois mange-tout.

Sometimes, they are simply called pea pods.

Immature sugar snap peas are similar, but not the same. Use whatever is available and fresh.

These are simple, easy recipes – no detailed photos, etc.

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Snow Peas with Browned Shallots

Freshly picked snow peas are another of our favorite spring vegetables – and so easy.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Skillet


  • 5oz (150gr) snow peas, trimmed, cut in half or thirds
  • 2 shallots, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and sauté until browned, reducing heat after 10 minutes, about 20 minutes total time.
  • Add pea pods and sauté 2 – 4 minutes, depending on size, stirring frequently.
  • Remove and serve.


Trim snow peas by cutting off the stem end.
The shallots are meant to be brown and a bit crisp rather than caramelized. Substitute a small onion if you prefer.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 97
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: snow peas, shallots, peapods

Snow Peas with Shallots

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5 thoughts on “Snow Peas with Browned Shallots”

  1. Yum! We like pea pods though once again, I don’t often find them except frozen and I think this would lend itself better to fresh. But I’ll hang on to this one just in case.

  2. That looks and sounds delicious! If we were evil, we would raid our neigbhours’ pea pod garden when it starts to produce pea pods. They only just put the tiny pea shoots into the ground with tweezers. Evilness will have to wait. Here’s hoping we will have lost the urge to stray and will simply get peapods from the store, as more civilized people do. (Alas, our garden will not sustain pea pods – the Swiss chard and collard greens take up all the room.)

    • You could just snitch a few – to nibble on while you enjoy the evening sitting outdoors.
      If it gets warm Exmouth and quits raining…. Oh wait, that’s our house. We’re getting the rain we should have had in Jan.
      I hope my shallots survive!

      • I suppose we could. They are just now flowering (spring has been very late here.) But it’s such a tiny garden that they might notice.

        I hope your shallots pulled through! All of our garlic kicked the bucket. (I think it was the ice storm that did them in. Or maybe the giant mountain of snow in January/February/March. And part of April.)

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