Minty Snow Peas
Crunch. Crunch. Ever eat crunchy food to relieve stress? Sometimes even unknowingly? Its a bit addictive. The theory behind it is that we have a tendency to clench our jaws when we get stressed. Hence by eating crunchy foods you can relax your jaw, thereby releasing a lot of tension.
This recipe is a stress buster on two fronts. One, it has crispy, crunchy, yummy snow peas. And two, since it only takes 10 minutes to make, it removes preparing a healthy meal off the stress list. The subtle minty flavor is quite refreshing and makes this a unique side dish. Serve it at room temperature or hot, it tastes delicious either way.
Minty Snow Peas
Ready in: 10 minutes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 pound snow peas
- 3 spring onions
- 1 tablespoon mint
- 1 clove garlic
- salt, pepper to taste
1. Wash the snow peas and trim the stem. I trim by pinching the stem or the end of the pea and peeling the string down the length of the pod.
2. Cop the spring onions into about 1/4 inch thick slices. I’ve used red spring onions here because that’s what I had on hand. I think green spring onions have a milder taste and will actually work better for this dish.
3. Cop the mint.
4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the snow peas, green onions and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Stir-fry for 4 minutes. Make sure not to overcook the snow peas otherwise they will become very soggy. You want them to be a bright green color and a little crisp.
5. Remove from heat and stir in the mint leaves. The dish can be served warm or at room temperature.