Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pea shoots

Spring is the time for pea shoot tips. They are a delicious green - just a tad bitter like arugula but also quite sweet. It takes about 10 mins to whip up this dish. Put the rice on to cook before preparing the greens since they are likely to be done sooner than the rice.

1 lb snow pea tips
1/2 lb snow peas
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
2 T canola oil

Wash and dry pea tips and snow peas. Crush garlic with the flat of knife. In a large pot, heat oil on med-high heat. Add garlic and sautee until fragrant (1 min). Add pea tips and snow peas and stir fry until snow peas are bright green and pea tips are wilted (3-5 min). Sprinkle salt and stir. Serve over rice.