Saturday, 4 July 2009

Stir-Fried Fish with Snow-Peas, Mushrooms & Garlic Scapes

I was particularly excited to make this dish, as it contains our very first crop of snow-peas, as well as garlic scapes. They are still pretty small, and could have used a few more days on the vine but I couldn't wait. I'll try to be more patient with the next batch.

If you can't get fish, chicken breast or thighs would work fine as well. They might need a minute or two more in the pan.

2 servings
20 minutes prep time

Stir-Fried Fish with Snow Peas, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes
2 cups snow-peas
8 to 10 garlic scapes
8 to 10 button mushrooms
2 tablespoons peeled, minced fresh ginger
1 450 gram (1 pound) fillet of whitefish

1 tablespoon corn starch or arrowroot
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

2 tablespoons sunflower seed oil

Wash the snow peas and remove the stem ends. Rinse the garlic scapes and cut them into pieces about the same length as the snow-peas. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Peel and mince the ginger.

Skin the fish fillet and cut it into strips about 2 cm (3/4") wide.

Mix the starch, water and soy sauce in a small bowl.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the garlic scapes, and several tablespoons of water. Cook for one or two minutes, tossing the scapes occasionally, until the water is evaporated. Add the ginger, the fish pieces, and the mushrooms. Continue cooking, turning the contents of the pan about (be a bit careful - the fish is fragile) until the fish is opaque, and the mushrooms lightly browned and softened; about 2 or 3 minutes. Add the snow peas, and mix them in well. After another minute or so, stir up the contents of the small bowl and pour it around in the pan. Continue cooking and turning until the sauce thickens; about one minute.

Serve over steamed rice.

Last year at this time I made Chinese Green Onion Pan Bread and Chicken Broth & Miso Soup with Veggies.


Joanne said...

Garlic scapes are so awesome. I love that you used them in a stir-fry. They are one of my favorite discoveries of this summer.

Ferdzy said...

More to come, Joanne. I've ended up with a ton of them this year myself.