Choose plump, tender, bright green pods. Make sure to wash and shell peas just before cooking.
How to Cook Conventionally
Boil: Uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until tender.
Steam: Covered 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
How to Microwave
Place peas with just the water that clings to them in 1-quart microwavable casserole. Cover. Microwave 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once, until tender. Let stand 2 minutes.