Stir-fried Pea Sprouts with Garlic
A Recipe of Kasma Loha-unchit
Recipe Copyright © 2005 Kasma Loha-unchit.
Thai cooking does some wonderful things with vegetables. If you have trouble finding Thai oyster sauce, you can order it from an online market. Look for the "Dragonfly" brand.
- 8 cups or about 1 lb. pea sprouts
- 8 cloves garlic
- 3 Tbs. peanut oil
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. sea salt, to taste
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. sugar, to taste
- 1 – 2 Tbs. water – only as needed
Heat a wok until the surface is smoking hot. Swirl in the oil to coat the wok surface and allow to heat up until it is smoking. Stir in the garlic, followed a few seconds later with the sprouts. Stir-fry vigorously to wilt the pea sprouts evenly and keep them from burning. When a large portion of the sprouts has begun to wilt, sprinkle in the sea salt. Continue to stir-fry. If your wok appears too hot and may burn the sprouts, sprinkle in a little water to help cook. Add a little sugar and stir-fry the sprouts until all of them are wilted and cooked. Pea sprouts wilt down quite a bit – to about 1/4 to 1/3 of its original mass.
See Also: There's a reason many of Kasma's recipes have a range of some ingredients (such as salt and sugar above). Read Cooking to Taste to find out why.