brown butter snow peas

Snow peas are the perfect side dish for these warm spring days. For this recipe (which is ridiculously easy with only two ingredients) I wanted to combine the sweetness of snow peas with the earthy flavours of brown butter. I tried this recipe a few different ways, but this simple version won out. I’ve been conscious of simplifying things over the past year or so (remember when I talked about it last march?) and this is one of those “simplify” your life side dishes.

walking on the street(A favourite moment and a favourite Walt Whitman quote)

I’ve been really focused on taking in moments over the past six months or so and it’s made such a difference in my life. I love capturing, sharing and processing these moments on Instagram. I find that life moves about a mile a minute and because of that, it’s so easy to just let things happen and pass by without really feeling or experiencing them. It’s definitely one of the things that I struggle with because, sometimes, being completely present is almost the hardest place to be, is it not? This past week has been a mixture of moments. Some wonderful highs, like starting a new internship and a few laughter-filled nights, and then of course, some not so peachy moments like hearing of the struggles of friends, or my sister moving to Germany for the summer, or having one of those difficult conversations you’d rather not have. But there is always going to be a mixture of moments, both messy and beautiful, chaotic and calm because this life truly is a beautiful mess. But you know something that I realized this week? Despite all of that, right now, I’m deeply in love with it, this life, my life, in all of its extraordinary and mundaneness. And I hope you are too.

Anyways, here’s the recipe for brown buttered snow peas you’ve all been anxiously awaiting.

Brown Buttered Snow Peas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

A simple recipe made with two ingredients.


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz/170g snow peas, strings removed


  1. In a large pan, over medium-low heat, melt butter.
  2. Stirring occasionally, brown butter for 5-7 minutes. You'll start to see little brown flecks in the butter, this is good.
  3. Add snow peas, coat in browned butter and cook for 1-2 minutes.


Recipe by Louisa Clements