Recipes > Stir-Fried Snap Peas w/ Water Chestnuts

Stir Fried Snap Peas W/ Water Chestnuts


This delicately seasoned side dish is quick to prepare, yet full of flavor.
  • Serves: 4
  • Active Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

Preparing Your Mise en Place
  • 3 cups snap peas
  • 5 fresh water chestnuts
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp water


To prepare your mise en place, remove any tough strings from the snap peas. Next, slice the ginger into 3 or 4 pieces.

To prepare the water chestnuts, simply cut off the top and bottom and peel the exterior with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Slice and set aside.

Next, mix together the rice wine, water, salt, sugar and white pepper.

Step 2: Stir-Frying the Dish

Stir-Frying the Dish
  • 1 tbsp peanut or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


To stir-fry the dish, line the ingredients up in the proper cooking order. Heat a wok over high heat.

Once hot, add the oil, followed by the ginger. Stir-fry just until fragrant, about 5 seconds or so, then add the snap peas and water chestnuts. Let cook for about a minute. Next add the rice wine mixture and continue to cook for another 30 to 60 seconds. The snap peas should be just tender but still bright and crisp looking.

Remove from the heat, add the sesame oil and serve immediately.

1 Comment

  • Mimi D
    Mimi D
    This was a huge hit in my family! They've asked me to make it again twice already! Thank you so much for all the lessons!

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