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Garlic Stir-fry Pea Shoots (蒜炒豆苗)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Category: Stir-Fry
Region: Home-Style


  • 12 ounces pea shoots
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • When buying pea shoots be sure to select young tender leaves. To prepare for stir-frying snap the stems into bite size length. Rinse in cold water thoroughly and drain well. Slice garlic thinly and set aside.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Drop the garlic slices into the wok just as the oil begins to smoke. Stir the garlic around for about 30 seconds and add all the pea shoots into the wok. The water on the pea shoots from rinsing should be sufficient to keep the wok moist as the vegetable cooks. Add salt and stir-fry for about one more minute. The vegetable is ready when the leaves are just wilted. Plate and serve.