Posts tagged ‘Asian Cooking’

October 25, 2011

Stir Fried Snap Peas and Red Peppers

Stir Fried Snap Peas & Red Peppers

Fresh sugar snap peas matched with sweet red bell peppers, welcome zesty ginger and garlic for a perfect Asian side dish. We love the snap peas to have a crunch. A pinch of red pepper flakes makes for a little surprise heat. Tonight I paired this colorful dish with Jasmine rice and Asian marinated grilled chicken. A pretty addition to your dinner table any night of the week.


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1  tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper – slice into thin match sticks
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 scallion – light green and dark green parts only, sliced
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds

Heat a medium frypan or small stir-fry pan over medium-high heat. Add the sesame oil and toss in the garlic and ginger. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds – you don’t want it to brown, so work quickly. Add the snap peas and peppers, stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes – stirring constantly. Add the soy sauce and pinch of red pepper flakes and stir-fry a minute more. That’s it! You want the snap peas to be crunchy and retain their bright green color.  Serve in a pretty bowl with a sprinkle of chopped scallions and some sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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