Snow pea tips are flavorful and aromatic with crunchy stalks.
You can prepare these in a wok with a drizzle of sesame oil for an easy and delicious side dish. Snow pea tips are also great in stir-fries and soups.
1½ to 2 pounds snow pea tips
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Sort through the snow pea tips, separating the tender stalks from the sinewy ends of the plant. Break off any budding flowers or leaves, discarding these as well as the curly ends. Wash the sorted snow peas thoroughly in several changes of water, then let air-dry or place in a salad spinner to get rid of excess water.
Over high heat, bring a wok to smoking point. Swirl in the tablespoons of oil and let the oil heat briefly for a few seconds.
Add the snow pea tips and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until the greens are barely cooked through and still crisp. Salt to taste and serve immediately.