Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger

May 30th, 2011 by andrea | Filed under Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Here’s a great side dish of crunchy snow peas and earthy mushrooms in a light, sesame-soy dressing. It’s quick, delicious and perfect for your next Asian-themed meal!

Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger
-recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine

Tip: Choose dark green, dense-looking peas with no signs of drying or cracking. Trim them by breaking off the stem end and pulling the string away from the pod. Serves four as a side dish.

2 tsp. soy sauce (preferably Kikkoman “milder”)
1/2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. canola or other vegetable oil
6 medium shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 1 cup)
1 heaping Tbs. finely julienned fresh ginger
3/4 lb. snow peas (about 4 cups), trimmed (break off the stem end of each pea and pull the string away from the pod)
Kosher salt
1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish (optional)

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sesame oil with 2 Tbs. water and set aside.

Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds and add 1 Tbs. canola oil, swirling it to coat the pan. When the oil is very hot, add the shiitakes and cook, stirring once, until they begin to brown lightly, about 1 minute. Add the ginger and stir-fry until the mushrooms are golden and the ginger has softened, 1 to 2 minutes more.  Add the remaining 1 tsp. canola oil and then the snow peas and a pinch of salt. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the soy sauce mixture and continue to stir-fry until the peas are crisp-tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste and garnish with the sesame seeds, if using. Serve immediately.

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3 Responses to “Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger”

  1. Claire @ Claire K Creations | 31/05/11

    I’ve got snow peas growing in my little garden and this looks like the perfect side dish for them. Yum!

  2. andrea | 1/06/11

    Good job, Claire, on growing your own snow peas! I’ve never had fresh-off-the-vine snow peas.

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