Snow peas are a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes. With their sweet, delicate flavor and crunchy texture, snow peas can be eaten raw, stir-fried, or steamed. However, if you’re new to cooking snow peas, it can be challenging to know where to start. In this article, I’ll instruct you how to cook snow peas properly
1. Best Way To Eat Snow Peas?
Snow peas are a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be enjoyed in many ways. However, if you’re looking for a popular and easy way to eat snow peas, stir-frying them with other vegetables and protein is a great option. This method allows the snow peas to retain their crispness and adds some extra flavor and texture to your dish.
2. How To Cook Snow Peas
- 1 pound snow peas, ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable oil works well)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Rinse the snow peas and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add the snow peas to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until they are bright green and slightly tender but still crisp.
Drizzle the soy sauce over the snow peas and continue stir-frying for another 1-2 minutes or until the snow peas are fully cooked.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot as a side dish or over rice as a main dish.
3. What To Serve With Sauteed Snow Peas
Stir-fried snow peas can be a great addition to many meals and can be served alongside various dishes. Here are a few ideas:
Stir-fried snow peas can be served as a side dish alongside your favorite protein such as grilled chicken, fish or tofu, and rice or noodles.
They can be incorporated into a stir-fry dish with other vegetables and protein such as beef or shrimp, and served over rice or noodles.
For a light and refreshing meal, stir-fried snow peas can be added to a salad with other fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and mixed greens.
They can also be served as a snack or appetizer alongside a dipping sauce such as a soy or hoisin sauce.
For a vegetarian meal, stir-fried snow peas can be served with other vegetable dishes such as roasted broccoli, cauliflower or carrots.