While I have had sugar snap peas before in stir fry dishes, cold salads and in other vegetable medley dishes, I have never actually purchased or cooked with them before. On a whim, I saw some delicious-looking sugar snap peas at the farmers market earlier this summer, and I picked up a small bag full.
My resulting first-time attempt at cooking this vegetable could not have gone better. The sugar snap peas were perfectly delicate, flavorful, and completed perfectly by herbs and citrus. While I give a lot of credit to the great Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame, Ginger and Lemon Zest recipe I used from Cook's Illustrated, I think that no matter how you cook these vegetables when they are in season, they will turn out amazingly good.
To that end, is it next summer yet? :-)