Recipe serves: 4-6

Sugar snap peas with spicy soffrito

1 lbs sugar snap peas, halved
1 each large carrot, finely chopped
2 each short celery stick, finely chopped
½ each medium onion, finely chopped
Tbsp oil
1 tsp chicken soup powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
½ cup hot water

Preparation steps:
    Prepare the soffrito:
  1. In a large non stick pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Saute the onion, carrot and celery on medium high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the chicken soup powder, salt, red pepper flakes and hot water and add to the pan. Cook additional 5 minutes to soften the vegetables. Transfer the soffrito to a bowl.

  3. With the remaining ½ Tbsp oil saute the sugar snap peas on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the soffrito to the pan and cook additional 2 minutes.
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Soffrito means "softly fried".
It is an Italian technique of cooking aromatic
vegetables to flavor dishes.