Garlic Stir-Fried Snow Peas & Pea Greens
Garlic Scape Pesto
To prepare pesto: Pulse garlic scapes (or garlic) in a food processor until well chopped. Add oil and process until somewhat smooth. (Makes about 2/3 cup.)Advertisement
To prepare stir-fry: Heat oil in a large flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 10 to 15 seconds. Add peas; cook, stirring, until bright green and the garlic is light brown, about 1 minute. Stir in pea greens (or sprouts) and Garlic Scape Pesto to taste. Add soy sauce; cook, stirring, until the pea greens are starting to wilt, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate extra garlic scape pesto in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
Pea greens, also known as pea shoots, are the leaves, tendrils and flowers of a mature pea plant. They have a mild sweetness akin to snap peas or snow peas. Look for pea shoots at farmers' markets or Asian markets. Pea sprouts are smaller sprouted pea leaves and are easier to find--many large supermarkets stock them year-round.
People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.
4 vegetable, 1 fat