Saute Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas
- 2 pounds large asparagus-peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1 1/2-inch lengths
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds sugar snap peas
- 2 shallots, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- Fresh lemon zest
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the asparagus and rinse under cold water. Drain again and pat dry.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add shallots, garlic and sugar snap peas and cook over moderately high heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the asparagus and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and cook until warmed through and tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large platter, zest with lemon and serve the vegetables immediately.