Seriously Asian: Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips Recipe

These tender greens don't require spices or herbs, and are ready to eat in one minute.

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Unlike most Chinese greens, snow pea tips are so flavorful they don't need garlic or other aromatics when stir-fried. Beyond picking through tough stalks to find the most tender greens, cooking snow pea tips requires nothing more than a hot wok (or skillet) and a little bit of patience.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds snow pea tips

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Sort through the snow pea tips, separating the tender stalks from the sinewy ends of the plant. Break off any budding flowers or leaves, discarding these as well as the curly ends. Wash the sorted snow peas thoroughly in several changes of water; then let air-dry or place in a salad spinner to get rid of the excess water.

  2. Over high heat, bring your wok to the smoking point. Swirl in the tablespoons of oil and let the oil heat briefly for a few seconds.

  3. Add the snow pea tips and stir fry for one to two minutes, until the greens are barely cooked through and still crisp. If you have a small wok or a weak stove flame, stir-fry the greens in batches. Salt to taste and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Wok

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
129 Calories
11g Fat
6g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 48mg 239%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 949mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)