Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Chinese Sausage Recipe

Five minutes from prep-to-plate.

Max Falkowitz

Why This Recipe Works

  • Adding the sesame oil off-heat helps to preserve its delicate flavor.

This stir fry takes five minutes from prep to plate, even less if you choose to forgo the Chinese sausage. Cook the snow peas until they just begin to blister—they should still be plenty crisp. I find it best to add the sesame oil tableside rather than in the wok; there's so much residual heat in the pan, even after the flame is turned off, that the oil risks overcooking.

February 2011

Recipe Details

Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Chinese Sausage Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 4 servings

Five minutes from prep-to-plate.


  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • Three 4-inch links Chinese sausage (lap cheong), sliced into 1/8 inch rounds

  • 3/4 pound snow peas

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan on medium heat and swirl in oil. Add sausage and cook until fat renders out and meat is crispy and caramelized on edges. Chinese sausage burns easily, so keep heat no higher than medium.

  2. Remove fully-cooked sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate. Increase heat to high. When wok smokes, add snow peas and toss to coat with fat. Stir fry just until snow peas are bright in color with blistered spots, then add rice wine and return sausage to wok. Let wine mostly cook out while stirring to combine, then salt to taste. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle on sesame oil.

Special Equipment

Carbon steel wok

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
199 Calories
16g Fat
6g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 41mg 204%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 357mg 8%
*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.)