I absolutely LOVE snow peas. They are one of my favorite items in Chinese food, and I’ve always loved finding them on veggie dip trays at parties. But eating them as a main dish just always sounded weird. Then we planted some snow peas in our garden, and they produced prolifically. A long, cold, rainy winter will do that, I guess.
We were eating them as fast as we could, adding them into several recipes that didn’t call for snow peas, but they still seemed like a good addition. And no, I’m not posting some of those recipes, because they were just weird. Tasted good, just weird combinations. When you have a large section of your yard dedicated to growing food, you find yourself experimenting sometimes just to keep your refrigerator from getting overly full.
Here’s how to make this new favorite dish of mine:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 -2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 8-10 ounces snow peas
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon Liquid Aminos (or organic Soy Sauce)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Add the sesame oil into a frying pan and heat on medium-high. When ready, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring to prevent it from burning. Add in the snow peas and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the peas turn a bright green. Add the honey and liquid aminos and cook for 30 seconds more, stirring continuously to coat all of the peas fully. Add the sesame seeds and toss, then serve! It really is that simple. Enjoy!