Quick Sesame Snow Peas

Quick Sesame Snow Peas (or sugar snaps)

Serves 2

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 pound fresh snow peas, washed and patted dry
Juice of 1 lemon, about 3 tablespoons
Coarse kosher salt or flaky salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan until almost smoking. Add the snow peas and turn the heat down a little so they don't burn. Cook, shaking the pan and tossing, for about 1 1/2 minutes, or until just barely warmed through and tender-crisp.

Remove from the heat and toss with lemon juice. Set aside to rest for a few moments, partially covered with a plate or splatter screen. Test after 5 minutes; they should still be crisp but more tender. Toss with salt and pepper and eat immediately.

adapted from the kitchn.com