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chinese pea pods

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a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Makes a tasty side dish with beef, pork or chicken. If you're allergic to sesame like I am, you can substitute the sesame oil with peanut oil and the sesame seeds with sunflower seeds.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For chinese pea pods

  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz
    sugar snap peas, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 oz
    snow peas, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 c
    frozen green peas
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil or peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    toasted sesame seeds or sunflower seeds

How To Make chinese pea pods

  • 1
    Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a 12-in. skillet until hot, then stir fry ginger and red pepper flakes about 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add sugar snap peas and snow peas and stir fry until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the frozen peas and stir fry until hot, about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce and sesame (or peanut) oil.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with seeds and season with salt to taste.