Snow Pea Tips. It’s probably the most expensive Chinese veggie.

27 Feb
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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. 

Put garlic and ginger in the pan first

Put garlic and ginger in the pan first Snow pea tips

Snow pea tips

Snow pea tips

Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips with Garlic Sauce
Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips with Garlic Sauce

 

 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

 

Steps:

  1. 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.
  2. Finely chopped the garlic.
  3. Spray oil to the frying pan. Use high heat.  Add ginger slices, garlic, and a pinch of salt.  Count 30 seconds.
  4. Add snow pea tips.  Keep stiring.
  5. Add Chinese cooking wine, and oyster sauce.  Mix it well for couple of minutes. 

Comments:

  1. Mary-Ellen Says:

    Thanks for this recipe! It’s so refreshing to see ginger added and using a cooking oil spray. I love Chinese vegetables, and my son was complaining about too much stir-fry, although I’ve cut back from tablespoons to a teaspoon of oil. The ginger, Chinese Rice Wine and Oyster sauce really perk up the flavors.

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