Saturday, 12 June 2010

Snow Peas & Garlic Scapes

I only made about half a recipe of this as it was our first picking of snow peas and didn't amount to much. However, there are a gazillion little white blossoms and forming snow peas on the plants, so we expect to be inundated in them very soon. This is a simple and quick way to serve them, and they go so well with the garlic scapes which are available right now too.

15 minutes prep time
2 to 4 servings

Snow Peas and Garlic Scapes
Make the Sauce:
1 teaspoon arrowroot or corn starch
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water

Mix the above in a small bowl and set it aside until you are ready to cook.

Cook the Peas & Garlic Scapes:
2 cups snow peas, topped and tailed
1 cup sliced garlic scapes (10 to 12 scapes)
1 tablespoon mild vegetable oil

Wash the peas and pinch off the stems. Wash the scapes and cut them diagonally in pieces about the same size as the snow peas.

Just before you are ready to eat the rest of the meal, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the garlic scapes and sauté them, stirring constantly, until they turn bright green; about one minute. Add the snow peas, with a tablespoon of water and cook them, stirring constantly, until bright green; about one or two minutes. Stir up the sauce and add it, mixing it in well until it thickens.

Serve at once. Total cooking time is only about 3 or 4 minutes, so don't start cooking until everything else is basically standing by.


Joanne said...

I wish I were inundated with snow peas! I love em. This recipe sounds great with the asian flavors!

Jenny said...

Found your recipe while searching for "scapes and snow pea" recipes. Thanks for posting! It was quick & easy - best of all very yummy!