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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

Servings: 4
Ready in: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 pound snow peas
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt, pepper to taste

Directions

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.

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6 Responses to Minty Snow Peas

  1. Cathy says:

    What goes with this?

    Fruit?

    eggs?

    • Raj says:

      You could have it as a side with a grilled fish, a meat dish or soup. I actually had this as my main for dinner the other night. I followed it with a light dessert of yogurt and fruit.

  2. cheryl says:

    this looks tasty! I’ll have to try it.

  3. Cathy says:

    Tried this minty wonder tonight…. loved the crisp snow peas! Delicious. Thank you!

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