May 132016

No Fail Friday: Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Carrots and Scallions

This easy stir-fry is great with rice as a meal, or as a side dish, paired with chicken or pork. If you’re growing peas and scallions in your garden this quick delicious dish will make all your efforts in weeding and tending completely worth it. You can mix up the quantities of the vegetables, and even omit the sugar if you prefer, but the sesame oil is a must for the true intended flavor.

Skill: Intermediate
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥
Skills: Slicing, stir-frying,
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  • 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
  • 3 thin slices of ginger
  • 2 whole garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled
  • 1 pound snow peas, strings removed and cut in half crosswise at a fairly steep diagonal
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into fine julienne strips about 2-1/2 inches long
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3-4 scallions, both green and white sections, first cut crosswise into 2-1/2 inch lengths and then sliced lengthwise into fine strips
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When oil is hot, add the ginger and garlic. Stir and fry 10-20 seconds, pressing down on the garlic.
  3. Add the snow peas and carrot. Stir and fry for 10-20 seconds.
  4. Add the salt and sugar, stir once to combine.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and reduce heat to low, and cook 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender crisp.
  6. Uncover, turn the heat to medium-high, and add the scallions and sesame oil. Stir for 20-30 seconds.


Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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One Response to No Fail Friday: Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Carrots and Scallions
  1. Jen Doobie Reply

    Made this last night with grilled pork chops the family L.O.V.E.D. it! Next time I will make a double batch because we all wanted more.

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