Stir-fried snow pea leaves

IMG_2691.JPGAdapted from The Woks of Life and Viet World Kitchen

Ingredients:
1 lb snow pea leaves
3 tablespoons duck fat or canola or peanut oil
3-5 cloves of finely chopped fresh garlic (depending on how much you like)
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
a bit of chicken stock, or warm water if you have not
1 teaspoon cornstarch
oyster sauce

Directions:
Oil the wok, season it with some salt. Add garlic and ginger to the wok on medium-high. Stir fry the greens rapidly, not allowing any to burn, but just to wilt. Flavor with a few splashes of stock if you have on hand. Mix the pepper, sesame oil, more stock, and cornstarch until you have a nice slurry. Pour this into the wok, coat the leaves, then cover for a couple of minutes, to evaporate and thicken the sauce. Plate the greens and top with oyster sauce. Serve hot.

~Jessica

P.S. Same vegetable as my Garlic pea shoots post.

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Chinese snow pea stir-fry

Adapted from The Woks of Life

For the protein marinade:
protein of your choice
cornstarch
light soy sauce
oil

chicken stock or water
spoon of cornstarch
200 g snow peas, trimmed and washed
glug of oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 glug of shaoxing wine
spoon of light soy
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
dash of sesame oil
pinch of salt
Fresh ground white pepper
Pinch of sugar

~Jessica