Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic

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Have you ever had Pea Shoots before? Pea Shoots Stir Fry is a very popular veggie side dish win Chinese Restaurants. That’s not very surprising because these tender and crisp leafy greens are super tasty! If you’d like to make this at home – it’s actually pretty easy too!

What are Pea Shoots?

First things first – what are Pea Shoots? Pea shoots are actually the leaves of the pea plant! It’s usually the snow peas or sugar peas variety. Peas actually take a whole summer to grow, but the leaves for the peas can be harvested about 2 to 4 weeks in, and when harvested they are about 2-6 inches.

How to cook Pea Shoots?

The most common, easy, and delicious way? is to Stir Fry Pea Shoots, and I recommend with smashed garlic! Stir Fry Pea Shoots aka  炒豆苗 Chao Dou Miao brings out it’s delicious flavor along with the garlic and takes only a few mins to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lb pea shoots
  • Salt as desired

Preparing the Pea Shoots

Clean the pea shoots by rinsing it in water. Then, with a pair of kitchen shears (or with your hands) cut and remove the tough ends of the pea shoots.

Directions

In a large wok or skillet over medium high heat, heat oils add garlic.

After a minute (you’ll start smelling the delicious garlic flavor) add pea shoots.

Stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes, or until the leaves soften and are tender.

Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic

Add salt as desired, and mix well, and then serve!

Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic
Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic
Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic

Stir Fry Pea Shoots with Garlic

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lb pea shoots
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. Clean the pea shoots by rinsing it in water. Then, with a pair of kitchen shears (or with your hands) cut and remove the tough ends of the pea shoots.
    2. In a large wok or skillet over medium high heat, heat oils add garlic.
    3. After a minute (you’ll start smelling the delicious garlic flavor) add pea shoots.
    4. Stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes, or until the leaves soften and are tender.
    5. Add salt as desired, and mix well, and then serve!


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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