Spring has sprung here in Northern California. The sweet peas are blossoming, the snap peas are climbing, and I have peas on my brain! Today I had a hankering for snow peas and cooked up a bunch this afternoon just for the heck of it. There are so many ways to prepare snow peas, the only thing you really don’t want to do is to over-cook them. This is a simple stir-fry with pine nuts, garlic, sesame oil, and a little mint. What’s your favorite snow peas recipe?
Snow Peas with Pine Nuts and Mint Recipe
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 pound snow peas, rinsed, dried, tips of the ends cut off, strings removed
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 10 large mint leaves, chopped
1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the snow peas, garlic, and pine nuts. Stir to coat with the oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring. You do not want to overcook the snow peas or they will get limp. They should still be a little bit crunchy.
2 Remove from heat. Stir in the sesame oil and chopped mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 2-3.