"Fresh peas have a very short window for sweetness. When left on the vine a too long, all of their sugar converts into starch. It’s basically the opposite of what happens to fruits left on the counter to ripen. If you don’t grow your own peas, but would like to make this recipe with peas from the market, be sure to ask the farmer if you can try before you buy. If they don’t taste good raw, skip ’em.
A few beers on the back deck with a big bowl of grilled peas = the ultimate summer snack."- Nicole Gaffney from Coley Cooks