Stir Fried Snow Peas

Posted By Stephen

Usually I call these “sugar snap peas” but this was a Chinese style dish and they’re generally called “snow peas” in Chinese restaurants 🙂

Kerri was out this evening and I worked late and just wanted something quick when I got home. At one point on the journey I had decided on fish fingers, but then I remembered that we had some sugar snap peas that needed to be eaten and thought of having them stir fried with garlic and ginger. I didn’t do a lot of measuring, but the recipe went approximately like this:

1 pack sugar snap peas
half an onion, finely diced
two cloves of garlic, finely sliced
half an inch of ginger, cut into sticks
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
a little cornflour mixed with water

I heated up the wok to a high heat, added a bit of oil and then put in the onion. After a minute, I added the ginger and garlic and cooked for another minute or so. Then I added the sugar snap peas and stir fried for a couple of minutes, before turning down the heat and adding all the wet ingredients and covering. I left it for a few minutes more, sprinkled it with flaked almonds and ate it with rice.

Tasty and quick. And healthy too.

Aug 21st, 2008

4 Comments to 'Stir Fried Snow Peas'

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  1. Lizzie said,

    (pedant alert) I’ve only just found out from here: that snow peas are actually mange tout, and not sugar snap peas. Confusing, huh?

  2. Sylvie said,

    You’re much better then me. I wanted something quick, too, so I walked to the Chinese Take Away!

  3. Stephen said,

    Hehe thanks Lizzie. I think I might actually have known that but hunger-induced memory loss happened when I wrote the post. As it turns out though, there are actually some mange tout in there too because there were some of those left over from a few nights ago. So the title was correct in a way, but not quite in the way I’d intended 🙂

  4. Stephen said,

    Sylvia, I almost did that too, but we’ve been trying really hard lately not to waste food and I figured that if I didn’t eat the sugar snap peas tonight then they’d probably get wasted 🙂

    I hope you found something tasty at the take-away!

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