Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lightly Sautéed Pea Tips (serves 4 as part of a shared meal)

The first time I ate pea tips or pea tendrils was in a restaurant in Boston Chinatown.  They are tender and delicious. I was very excited to see that some of the Asian markets carry these tips.  I purchase these as often as I can.  I prefer to cook them as simple as possible with few ingredients added.  Sometimes I eat them steamed and dip in a braised meat or light soy sauce.  I normally eat this dish with steamed rice. However, I served these tips recently with my beef stew and it certainly brightened up my plate!

Lightly Sautéed Pea Tips (serves 4 as part of a shared meal)


1 lb pea tips, washed and drained
2 t canola oil
3 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled and chopped
1/4 t grated ginger (optional)
1/4 t fish sauce
1/8 t sugar


1) Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
2) Once the pan is hot, add ginger and garlic.  Sauté for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Avoid burning the garlic.
3) Add pea tips and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until they are wilted.
4) Add fish sauce and sugar.  Sauté for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

icicles on the house
(now that's cold!)
recent snow storm
(my husband cleaning my car so I can drive to work
--thank you, Paul!)
*You may add 1/2 of the tips in the pan at a time.  Once they are cooked they will decrease in size, then you can add more to the pan.

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