Warm Snap Peas with Ham and Tarragon Butter

F&W’s Kay Chun combines the classic flavors of ham, tarragon and peas with a hit of lemon juice for some bright acidity. Slideshow: More Pea Recipes 

Warm Snap Peas with Ham and Tarragon Butter
Photo: © Nicole Franzen
Total Time:
20 mins
4 to 6


  • 1/2 pound snap peas, halved lengthwise

  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, shredded

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons chopped tarragon

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper


  1. In a steamer basket set over a saucepan of simmering water, steam the snap peas and ham until the peas are crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and add the butter, tarragon and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

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