Quick Stir-Fried Snow Peas or Sugar Snap Peas

There's nothing to this, but if your peas are fesh, it's sensational.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons peanut, canola, or other oil
  • About 1 1/2 pounds snow or sugar snap peas, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil (optional)


1. Place the oil in a large in a large, deep skillet or wok and turn the heat to high. When the oil begins to smoke, toss in the peas and cook, stirring almost constantly, until they are glossy, bright green and begin to show a few brown spots, about 5 minutes.

2. Turn off the heat and remove to a platter. Drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil, if you like, and serve.

From How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
Copyrightę 1998 by Mark Bittman
Permission by Macmillan
New York, NY