"Leona Schmidt's colorful pea pods are a welcome treat at luncheons and family gatherings. 'They're simple to make--I just fill a plastic bag with the smoked salmon filling, snip off a corner and pipe it into the pods,' says the Madras, Oregon cook."
Place 1 in of water in a saucepan; add peas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry; refrigerate.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in salmon, garlic salt and pepper. Transfer to a pastry bag or heavy-duty resealable bag; cut a corner off of bag. Using a sharp knife, make a slit into the top of each peas pod. Pipe in about 1 teaspoon salmon mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.