Last week while browsing the Ranch 99 sales ad, I noticed that purple snow peas were on sale. Purple snow peas?? I didn't even know such a thing existed. Sure enough, when I went to Ranch 99, there were purple snow peas on sale. They were sold in pre-washed packages.
The peas had a dark purple color on top of a dark green, so it's not a very vivid purple. It almost looks like regular snow peas painted over with purple. Some of them aren't even completely purple but are purple on some parts and green on others. I wasn't sure how I wanted to cook the peas. I wanted to keep it simple and let the peas shine. So I decided to stir fry them with some shrimp.
I ended up cooking them separately and just putting the shrimp on top because when I started washing the snow peas and cutting off the ends, I noticed that they were staining my hands. Much like other vegetables and fruits with dark hues, the color does come off a little. When I stir fried the snow peas, the water was a purple. The shrimp that touched the snow peas also were slightly purple.
The purple snow peas tasted the same as regular ones. I couldn't really tell a difference other than the darker color. It was fun to find and try them though.