Grilled Sugar Peas with Hoisin Sauce

This is the eighth summer recipe in partnership with  Grey Arrow Farm’s CSA program .

This is the eighth summer recipe in partnership with Grey Arrow Farm’s CSA program.

Crisp sugar peas grilled with a fragrant hoisin sauce.

Every summer I plant a couple rows of sugar snap peas. I don’t think it would be a summer garden without them. This year I discovered how amazing they are grilled on the BBQ. Paired with the savoury Asian flavours of hoisin and sesame seed, these peas are crowd favourite at the summer table.

Grilled Sugar Peas with Hoisin Sauce

  • 4 – 6 cups sugar peas or snow peas

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 1 tbs soy sauce

  • 3 tbs hoisin

  • 1 tbs sesame seed oil

  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar

  • ¼ tsp garlic salt

Pre-heat grill, along with a vegetable grill basket, on high heat for approximately 5 minutes. Turn down heat to medium.  

In a medium size bowl, toss peas in olive oil. Grill in vegetable basket until evenly charred, but not burnt. You’ll want to retain a little crunch still in the peas. Using the same bowl you tossed the peas in oil, mix together remaining ingredients for the hoisin sauce. Toss the grilled peas in hoisin sauce and serve hot.


Grilled Cheese


I’m not sure if anyone really needs a grilled cheese recipe, but a couple of flavour inspirations can go all way to revamping the slice of processed cheese. Here are a few of my favourite “adult” grilled cheese combos. Happy grilling!

Truffle Lovers

  • Smoked prosciutto

  • Truffled cheese

  • Sliced truffles

  • Truffle honey

Perfect Beer Pairing (or wine)

  • Caramelized onions

  • Sliced pears

  • Irish stout cheddar

TIP: Grill the sandwich on each side before putting in a 350°F oven for a couple of minutes. This will ensure maximum gooeyness in the centre.