Stir-fried snow pea leaves is a popular Chinese dish that is both healthy and tasty. These delicate greens are packed with nutrients, including vitamins A and C, and are low in calories. In fact, they have more vitamin C than oranges! The stir-fry method allows the leaves to retain their crisp texture and sweet flavor.
To prepare, simply heat up some oil in a wok or pan, add garlic and ginger for flavor, and then toss in the snow pea leaves. A few minutes of stir-frying is all it takes to cook the leaves to perfection. Serve as a side dish to a stir-fry or enjoy as a light and refreshing salad.
So next time you’re looking for a healthy and easy-to-make dish, try stir-fried snow pea leaves – your taste buds and body will thank you for it!
- 1 pound snow pea leaves
- 3-5 cloves of finely chopped garlic
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
- Put the snow vegetables in a big bowl or other container and fill it with water. Let them sit for at least an hour and up to two. Then, give it a good two or three washes to remove any remaining sand or dirt from the leaves and stems. Get rid of the water completely.
- Warm the oil in the wok over high heat until it begins to smoke. As quickly as possible, add the garlic and vegetables, taking care to avoid burning them through a lack of constant stirring. After a minute, incorporate salt, freshly cracked white pepper, and sesame oil. Mix it all together and make sure there are no lumps.
- Cover the wok and let the food cook for a minute or two. Take it out of the container and give it a quick stir before serving.
- Warning: removing the lid more than once will cause the green color of the vegetables to fade.