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Quick Snap Pea Sauté


2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, stem ends and string removed from each pod
1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus extra to serve
½ teaspoon black cracked pepper
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional for some heat
toasted pine nuts
shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil and butter together in a large pan over medium heat. When butter has melted, add the snap peas, tossing them around in the pan to coat in the oil/butter mixture.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne (if using) and sauté for until the snap peas are crisp-tender, about 4-5 minutes
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl; season with extra coarse salt and pepper to serve.
  4. Top with toasted pine nuts and shredded parmesan cheese.