Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Garlic Stir Fried Snow Pea Leaves

Garlic Stir Fried Snow Pea Leaves
This is one of my favourite veggie dishes to order when in Chinese restaurants. It's stupid easy to make but tastes really good. Hubby typically will eat all the garlic so I don't bother mincing it up. There's no point! the only "bad" thing is that you kinda need to use a lot of oil. Or at least a lot more than you'd normally use. But who's not like I have this very often. ;)

These leaves are like spinach in that they will take up so much space when raw, but if you cook them, they'll wilt so much. So make sure you're cooking enough!

Garlic Stir Fried Snow Pea Leaves
(serves 4-6)

  • 1 lb snow pea leaves, rinsed
  • 2-4 ginger slices
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsps canola oil
  • Salt, to taste

  1. Heat a wok over high heat until smoking hot. Add canola oil. Once the oil is shimmering, quickly drop in the ginger slices and garlic cloves. Cook until fragrant.
  2. Add in the snow pea leaves, turning over as you add more. Keep turning and mixing until about 2/3 of the leaves are all wilted. Season with salt. Cover with lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until all the leaves have wilted. 
  3. Serve with rice and a protein side dish.