Skillet Snow Peas

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  • 10 ounces fresh snow peas
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • dash of salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse snow peas well then trim the tips and remove the strings that run alongside the edges of the two sides of each pod. Use a small sharp knife to gently cut into the flesh just under each tip, then pull down to remove the string. If needed diagonally cut larger pods across the middle to make them smaller and easier to cook.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, about 2-3 minutes. Add the olive oil and the trimmed pods. Move them around to coat in oil and let them sear for a few minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid excessive browning.
  3. Add the minced garlic, stir again for about 30-60 seconds.
  4. Add the water and stir to move the snow pea pods around. Let the water evaporate and steam the pods, cooking them through for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste or toss with a tablespoon of sweet chili garlic sauce, or sriracha sauce.