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Oriental Snow Peas with Shrimp


Snow Peas and Shrimp

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 pound medium size raw shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 1 1/2 cups snow or sugar peas or 1 package frozen Chinese pea pods, thawed and drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions (including tops), thinly sliced

Cooking Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup regular chicken broth


  1. Cooking Sauce: Stir together cornstarch and ginger.
  2. Stir in soy sauce, sherry and chicken broth. Set aside.
  3. Snow Peas and Shrimp: Place a wok over high heat; when wok is hot, add oil. When oil is hot, add garlic and shrimp and stir fry for about 1 minute.
  4. Add pea pods and stir fry for about 3 minutes (30 seconds if using frozen pea pods).
  5. Add water chestnuts and onions; stir to mix. Stir Cooking Sauce and add; stir until sauce boils and thickens and shrimp turn pink.

Serves 4.

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