Charred Snow Peas with Sesame and Scallions Recipe

CSA Ingredients: Snow peas, scallions (green onions)
  • Charred Snow Peas with Sesame and Scallions
  • By Marlo Colletto (TC3 Farm CSA Member)

    Snow peas are a favorite of mine but too often go to waste in my refrigerator after I’ve eaten my fill raw, and before I muster the motivation to incorporate them in a full-on stir fry. This Asian inspired dish offers a wonderful alternative to this predicament, offering a quick and easy diversion from more time-intensive stir fries by letting the peas speak for themselves. A high heat/short duration cooking time imparts a flavorful char and added tenderness while leaving the peas bright green and crunchy as they are best-enjoyed. The peanuts, thrown in for good measure, help to make this something more than a side dish, with scallions (also known as green onions), garlic, and ginger imparting a punch of spice.

    Charred Snow Peas with Sesame and Scallions


    1. Melt coconut oil in a wok or cast iron skillet over high heat.
    2. Prepare garlic and scallions.
    3. When oil begins to look wavy, add snow peas, scallions, peanuts and sesame seeds.
    4. Cook vegetables over high heat, stirring constantly, until cooked through and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Peas should be bright green and crisp-tender.
    5. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil, toss well and cook 1 minute more.
    Charred Snow Peas with Sesame and Scallions


    • 1 pint snow peas
    • 1 bunch scallions (green onions), trimmed and thinly sliced
    • ¼ cup peanuts
    • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    • ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger or 1 teaspoon dried
    • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil