Friday, February 22, 2008

Chinese New Year Dinner part one - Stir Fried Snow Peas with Garlic

Ok, let's move yesterday's post off the top of the blog, shall we? Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. You guys are so sweet.

So a couple of weeks ago was Chinese New Year. It's the Year of the Rat! We had my parents over for dinner that weekend and cooked a feast, an actual FEAST, people. It would just be too much deliciousness for you to take in one post, so I'll stretch it out over a few.

Most of our dishes came from Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking.

I got it for my birthday last year and this is the first time I'd cooked from it. I have always enjoyed her shows, although I don't think they are being shown on the food channel here anymore, which is a real shame.

Anyhoo, from Kylie's book we cooked up Stir Fried Snow Peas with Garlic.

Y'all should run out now and pick up some snow peas and make this dish. Lordy it was good. It takes five minutes to make which is a huge plus.

I made two changes to the original recipe - I used vegetable broth instead of chicken stock, and I omitted the sesame oil, which I am not very fond of.

Stir Fried Snow Peas with Garlic
adapted from Kylie Kwong

2 tb vegetable oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
250 g snow peas, trimmed
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup vegetable stock

Heat oil in a wok (or frying pan) until the oil begins to shimmer. Add salt and snow peas and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and stir fry 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar, then pour in stock and simmer for 2 more minutes, until the peas are tender.
Serve straight away.


breadchick said...

Sara, I LOVE YOU! I purposely bought snow peas (Frozen because that is all that was available) and garlic cloves last week in hopes that you would publish this recipe!

YIPPEE! I'm having this with some fried rice for dinner tonight.


Peabody said...

I would throw water chestnuts in there and it would be one of my favorites from my Chinese place.

Annie said...

That sounds so good and easy too...

I don't know why I shy away from stir frys, I guess I feel I'm not doing it right.

But, this sounds like something I could handle.

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Think I could have that with nachos tonight?
I will do these.

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Anonymous said...

snow peas rule the schools.

i was just looking at one of her cookbooks in barnes and noble the other day, but wasn't sure whether to drop the cash. thanks for helping me make up my mind!