When you have your own garden you cook whatever is ready to be picked. I have a small raised bed garden and my snow peas are producing like crazy – I need to pick them every day. I especially like to grow these as I like them small and tender – not what you usually buy at the grocery store or even the Farmer’s Market. You can see the peas on the left of the plate below; perfect, sweet and just how I like them. The ones on the right have bigger peas and probably still taste good but will be tougher. Baby veggies are the best 🙂
This is an old recipe probably dating back to my first Chinese cooking class back in the 80’s. I am slowly trying to finish up making the recipes I still have in my old file. My favorite way to fix them is in a stir-fry and from the recipes I have already posted I love them especially with my favorite seafood, shrimp! Just search shrimp or snow peas and you will find lots of other very good recipes.
Shrimp, Broccoli and Snow Pea Stir-Fry
Marinade for Shrimp:
- 1 lb. peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
- 1 tbsp. peanut oil
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. rice wine or Sake
- 1 tsp. tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
Combine the above ingredients and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
Sauce for Shrimp:
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 4 tbsp. rice wine
- 4 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- ground pepper to taste
Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
Cook the prepared broccoli and snow peas separately in your microwave. I just push vegetable, fresh and 1 and the veggies are cooked perfectly; set aside.
- broccoli florets
- snow peas, trimmed
- 3 tbsp. peanut oil
- 1 tsp. ginger, finely sliced
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup peanuts or cashews, toasted
Heat a saute pan with the peanut oil and cook the shrimp, tossing continuously until the shrimp turn pink and they curl up into a ball. Remove and keep warm. Stir-fry the fresh ginger and garlic briefly; add the shrimp sauce and cook until the mixture thickens. Add the shrimp, microwaved snow peas and broccoli and toss just until heated through. Serve over rice and top with some toasted nuts.
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com