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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pod People

This is quite the favorite dish in our house these days it is requested at least a few times a week. I made over a pound of snow peas done up this way yesterday and they are already gone. This makes a great vegetarian meal with the addition of tofu for some added protein.

Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

1/2 to 3/4 pound of snow peas
1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, canned
2 large cloves of Garlic sliced thin
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Fish Sauce

Remove the tips from the snow peas and remove the strings, heat oil in frying pan and sauté the garlic. Add the snow peas, sliced water chestnuts Oyster sauce and Fish Sauce cook for 10 minutes.

We eat this as a vegetable dish but feel free to add beef, pork, shrimp or chicken.

10 comments:

Nik Snacks said...

oyster and fish sauce scare me (wayyyyyyy too much salt), but I'd totally try to put this together anyway.

Meg said...

I love snow peas and water chesnuts! This sounds delicious!

Julie said...

Thanks Meg, enjoy

Julie said...

You could probably leave it out Nikki and try some other form of flavoring to suit your dietary needs.

Chris said...

Love snow peas....not a huge fan of Water Chestnuts, but sauteed? hmmm...something to try!

Julie said...

Hey Chris, it has been a long time hope all is well.

jo said...

an absolutely yummy dish .. so much texture, crunch and sweetness.

Julie said...

Thank you, Jo

Reeni said...

Two of my most favorite veggies, together in one really yummy dish!

Julie said...

Thank you, Reeni