It was good that I bought a bunch of stuff from a Chinese grocery store last week. I got trapped at home for days because of the snow. I had some leftover Chinese Lo Shui Chicken I made the other day. So I just made a Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips, a veggie dish, and that was easy enough to fix my dinner tonight. I don’t really like snow peas, but I like snow pea tips. Snow pea tips have the same kind of subtle sweatness like snow peas, but they are leafy. I didn’t remember mom had ever made snow pea tips when I was a kid. It could be the reason that snow pea tip is expensive. I got a bag of snow pea tips slightly more than a pound and it costs like $6 from a Chinese grocery store. It’s not cheap compare to other Chinese veggie. So you can imagine it’s gonna cost you double the price in a restaurant for a dish of snow pea tips. Besides the price, I don’t like the fact that most Chinese restaurant add too much oil in cooking the dish. Ya, I’m bit cautious on the amount of oil used these days. I really have to lose weight.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- Snow pea tips, 1/2 pound
Garlic, 1 clove, chopped
Ginger, 2 slices
Chinese cooking wine, 1 tsp
Salt, a pinch
Oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp
- Make sure you wash the snow pea tips. You can use a big pot of water. Soak the snow pea tips in it for a minute. Then disgard the water. Repeat for one more time. Drain well.
- Finely chopped the garlic.
- Spray oil to the frying pan. Use high heat. Add ginger slices, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Count 30 seconds.
- Add snow pea tips. Keep stiring.
- Add Chinese cooking wine, and oyster sauce. Mix it well for couple of minutes.