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.




  • 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.

  • 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; 5 mg cholesterol; 304 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein;