Sauteed Snow Peas

Servings : Serves 4

This quick and easy Asian-inspired side dish goes really well with chicken or Asian dishes and can also be served as an appetiser. The same recipe can be used for sugar snap peas too.


  • 250 gm snow peas
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional, for heat)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Wash the peas and place them in a pot, add some water. Turn the heat on to high. Bring to a boil then give them 1-2 more minutes of boiling before removing the pot from the heat. Drain the peas and immediately run cold water through them for about a minute, make sure they are all cooled enough to stop cooking.

In the same pan, heat the butter and oil. Sauté the garlic and ginger for a few seconds until fragrant then add in all the rest of the ingredients. Stir until heated through. Add the snow peas back into the pan and sprinkle in a bit of salt and pepper for seasoning. Mix together until well coated. Then turn the heat off, cover the pan and let it stand for a couple of minutes before serving so that the flavours are well infused.


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