We all need one quick side dish. Simple, fresh corn and snap peas are gently sauteed for the perfect summer side dish that’s ready in about 5 minutes. That means you have more time outside at the grill!
Not many dishes made in just 5 minutes are this simply elegant. Fresh corn cut off the cob is gently sauteed together with minced garlic and sweet snap peas. I like to top with very thinly sliced fresh sage from the garden. It just adds an earthy flavor to the garden fresh side dish.
During the summer months, this is my go-to dish. Borrowed from my mother and slightly adapted (I like more garlic and pepper). My mother is THE BEST cook around. She always made home cooked meals for our family and they always had: meat, vegetable and starch (o.k. sometimes there were two starches). There were no frozen dinners. We ate out on special occasions, but mostly she cooked everything we ate. Of course my dad was always bringing home fresh salmon, crab, clams and shrimp, which made eating at home fun.
Sweet Corn & Snap Peas
- 4 oz fresh sugar peas cut diagonally in half
- 2 ears corn cut off the cob
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp fresh sage thinly sliced (optional)
- Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir. Add corn and cook for about 2 minutes. Add peas and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Top with thinly sliced fresh sage, if using.