Mashed Garlic with Snow Peas

The name of Snow pea exhibits western flavor. Actually, it refers to peasecod. The pea is crisp, has faint scent and high nutritive value. Here, we call it “Dutch pea”, but in Holland, it is called “Chinese pea”, an interesting name.

Mashed Garlic with Snow Peas

The snow peas are mild in nature and sweet in taste, which exhibits the effects of descending Qi, inducing urination, clearing off sore-toxin, tonifying the spleen and stomach, quenching one’s thirst, curing hiccup, dysentery and constipation, according to Chinese traditional medicine. It is a good recipe for weakness of the spleen and the stomach, abdominal distension, emesis and dysentery, breast milk stoppage after parturition as well as dysphoria and thirst.

Difficulty: cutting (elementary)
Cooking time: about 10 minutes
Ingredients: 200g snow peas
Seasonings: 3tsp of oil; 1tsp of salt; a dozen of garlic cloves; 1tsp of chicken powder

Directions:

1. Tear off the gluten of the snow peas, clean them and drain the water off. Add clean water into a pot, add salt and oil. Boil the water, then add snow peas and blanch it.

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2. Fish out the snow peas and drain the water off. Remove the garlic peel, clean and chop them into pieces.

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3. When a wok is heated, add 2tsp of oil and then heat until the flavor of oil. Shift to gentle heat, add half of the garlic smashes and stir fry for several seconds.

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4. Add the snow peas and stir fry for a while. Sprinkle 1tsp of salt into the wok. Add chicken powder and stir fry evenly. Take the dish out. Sprinkle the rest garlic smashes on the dish.

Mashed Garlic with Snow PeasMashed Garlic with Snow Peas