Simple Sautéed Snow Peas

Simple Sautéed Snow Peas is an easy to prepare, versatile side dish which goes well with a variety of main courses, including pork, fish, and chicken, and is a great inclusion in a vegetarian buffet.  The bright green of the snow peas dressed in a simple sauce makes this dish both tasty and attractive at the table. Enjoy Simple Sautéed Snow Peas with Fast and Fabulous Pork Chops, Swordfish with Lemon Caper Sauce and Indonesian Chicken for just a few suggestions.

Simple Sauteed Snow Peas

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Total Time: 15 minutes. Serves 2.


  • 1 lb Snow Peas*
  • 2 Tbs Cooking Oil (Peanut/Canola Oil blend is recommended)
  • 2 Tbs very thinly sliced Shallots
  • 1 tsp Crushed Ginger*
  • 1 Tb Water
  • 1 Tb Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tb Oyster Sauce*


  1. Rinse the snow peas in a colander and shake dry.
  2. Add the cooking oil to a wok over a high heat; when the oil is shimmering, add the shallots and stir fry until lightly golden brown, about two minutes.
  3. Add the crushed ginger to the wok, mix with the shallots and continue to stir fry for one minute.
  4. Add the snow peas to the wok, stir to mix, add the water, cover and cook until they begin to soften, about two minutes.
  5. Uncover the wok to allow any built-up steam to escape. Add the soy and oyster sauces, stir to coat the snow peas and sauté uncovered for 2 minutes, remove from the heat and serve.


  • This recipe assumes the use of trimmed snow peas; if you need to trim stem ends from the snow peas, add 5 minutes to the prep time.
  • Jars of crushed ginger may be purchased at Middle Eastern and Indian grocery stores and also on-line.
  • Oyster Sauce comes in a number of variations: Oyster Sauce, Vegetarian Mushroom Oyster Sauce, Oyster Flavored Sauce, etc.; all are available in Asian supermarkets and on-line. Our favorite is Vegetarian Mushroom Oyster Sauce; it’s a bit less salty then other varieties and adds a richer umami flavor to any recipe which calls for oyster sauce.

Simple Sauteed Snow Peas