Until about a week ago, if you told me to do anything with a snap pea besides eat it raw, I would have scoffed. The whole reason I started vegetable gardening was because I wanted fresh snap peas (and tomatoes) and didn't want to pay the astronomical prices they were charging at the grocery store for the subpar selection. Snap peas are best enjoyed right off the vines. And I mean that literally. Our habit is to pick them, tear off the strings, and put them in our mouths. This makes snack time so easy.
Of all the ways to enjoy snap peas, pickling never came to mind. I really had to convince myself that pickling them would be a good idea. In the end, I figured since we had so many and we'd already eaten enough to count for a year's worth of fiber, might as well try something new. I'm glad I did. These pickles were great.
Click here for the recipe: http://www.blazinghotwok.com/2011/07/pickled-sugar-snap-peas.html