Pea Shoots

Pea Shoots
Pea Shoots

Our CSA boxes have come out! Hopefully you have found a lot of goodies to cook with this week.

One of the items contained in our CSA box is Austrian Field Peas, or Pea Shoots. These are largely used as a cover crop here, but everybody on our farm knows that they are also delicious to eat. They taste just like sugar snap peas. You can add them to any salad, or even stir fry them.

To prepare them, wash them in cold water first, and then dry them.

It looks like  a field pea party on the farm, everybody came by and grabbed tons of them to cook at home. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

 

Pea Shoots
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Transplanting Traditions
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Serves: 4
This is a quick and easy stirfry to use up all of those delicious pea shoots from your CSA box
Ingredients
  • 4 cups pea shoots (about 4 large handfuls)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for cooking
Instructions
  1. Rinse and clean pea sprouts, drain all of the water out, or use a salad spinner to get them dry.
  2. Heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a wok. Saute the minced garlic and add the pea sprouts when the garlic really starts to smell nice.
  3. Add the oyster sauce and stir-fry until the sprouts are slightly wilted. You might need to add a little bit of water while cooking.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with white rice.

 

Let us know how the recipe turns out in the comments. Happy eating!

– Transplanting Traditions Community Farm