When I use to grow snow peas I had to pick them frequently when they were small otherwise they would get too big and not taste very good and the plants would quit producing. So, I was always looking for ways to fix this vegetable. They are tender and the water chestnuts add a little crunch. I also liked to grow petite pois that I could pick right off the vine and eat – so sweet!
Two nephews are busy helping their uncle build my new trellis. My trellis with snow peas growing up and all kinds of lettuce growing underneath – really made use of my garden space. Vertical gardening is a good thing 🙂 Not that I was lacking in space – my big garden was 40 x 120 feet and the pumpkin patch and cornfield were separate. Fun and busy times!
Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts
- 1 lb. snow peas, trimmed
- small amount of oil
- 1/2 to 1 tbsp. sesame seed
- 2 tbsp. scallions, chopped (or chives)
- 1 can water chestnuts, drained and sliced (I chop them up as well)
- salt and pepper to taste
- soy sauce (sometimes I will add a tbsp. or two)
I like to microwave my snow peas for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add sesame seeds; brown lightly. Add the snow peas, scallions, water chestnuts, salt and pepper to taste and soy sauce to taste (optional). Saute for 1 minute or until heated through.