With Spring just around the corner our sweet local snow peas from off our farms will be blossoming and at optimum quality. There are so many ways to prepare snow peas, the only thing you really don’t want to do is to over-cook them. This is a simple stir-fry with pine nuts, garlic, sesame oil, and a little mint.

Ingredients
2 Tbsp olive oil
250g snow peas, rinsed, dried, tips of the ends cut off, strings removed
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
10 large mint leaves, chopped

Method
1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium to high heat. Add the snow peas, garlic, and pine nuts. Stir to coat with the oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring. You do not want to overcook the snow peas or they will get limp. They should still be a little bit crunchy.

2 Remove from heat. Stir in the sesame oil and chopped mint leaves. Serve immediately.