This is the easiest ever recipe for salted grilled peas in the pod! Eat them like edamame for a sweet, healthy, delicious, gluten free and vegan snack!
Last year I discovered this insanely addictive, quick and easy way to enjoy peas fresh from my garden. I spent so many years thinking they needed to be shucked, blanched, and then used in recipes. It never crossed my mind that peas could be eaten fresh from the pod just like edamame at a Japanese restaurant. Ever since giving this method a try, I've been totally hooked.
Fresh peas have a very short window for sweetness. When left on the vine a too long, all of their sugar converts into starch. It's basically the opposite of what happens to fruits left on the counter to ripen. If you don't grow your own peas, but would like to make this recipe with peas from the market, be sure to ask the farmer if you can try before you buy. If they don't taste good raw, skip 'em.
A few beers on the back deck with a big bowl of grilled peas = the ultimate summer snack.