Nutty sesame oil balances the sparkle of fresh ginger. A combo of black and white sesame seeds makes for striking presentation, but if you can't find the black ones, just use 2 teaspoons of white seeds.

Source: Midwest Living
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Directions

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  • Remove strings and tips from fresh peas. Cook fresh peas, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. (Or, cook frozen peas according to package directions.) Drain well. Transfer peas to a large bowl; set aside.

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  • In a small saucepan, cook ginger in hot butter for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in toasted sesame oil, salt and pepper. Pour butter mixture over hot cooked peas; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Toasting Sesame Seeds:

Sesame seeds have a mildly sweet, nutty flavor that is enhanced by toasting. To toast, spread sesame seeds in a thin layer in a shallow, ungreased pan. A pie plate works well. Heat in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. It is best to store the seeds in the refrigerator or freezer because sesame seeds have a high amount of oil and they tend to go rancid.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 304 mg sodium. 186 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 292 IU vitamin a; 10 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 40 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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