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.
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