I love snap peas and so do my kids! This is the perfect side for any meal and the best part is that it takes about 5 minutes to make! We serve this alongside grilled chicken or salmon or pretty much any meat!
I purchase pre-washed snap peas to make it extra quick and easy. You’ll want to make sure you’re using fresh ginger and garlic in this recipe for the best results.
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Fresh ginger is one of my favorite flavors and something I always have on hand. If you’ve never cooked with it before, you must try it, it’s really inexpensive and packs a huge flavor punch! When buying ginger you want to look for a large piece with dry skin and no wrinkling. (Older drier ginger has more flavor than younger ginger). A lot of people store ginger in the fridge which is totally fine, place it in a Ziploc bag and remove the air. Personally, I like to keep it on the counter with my garlic since I use it fairly quickly.
A couple of tips for working with ginger…
- I personally never peel ginger. I give it a rinse and leave it on the counter in a bowl.
- Rather than mincing it, I use a hand grater to shred it or I use a garlic grater if I need it a finer texture.
- If it starts to wrinkle, just toss the whole root in the freezer so you always have it on hand
- Grate it right from frozen into my dishes with perfect results
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Sesame Garlic Snap Peas
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- 3 cups snap peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add in snap peas and soy sauce. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until snap peas are tender crisp. Remove from heat and toss with sesame seeds and sesame oil.
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