Stir Fry Sirloin with Snow Peas

I’m so backlogged with recipes I want to share with you all! I went through a period a couple months ago where 8 out of 10 dishes I was trying were just okay. Then it picked up. And now I’m back to everything I seem to be making, I can’t get enough of.

This is one of those.

I believe you could use snow peas or snap peas here; their difference is slight and seem pretty interchangeable.

Up until a year ago, I’d never even tried a snow pea or snap pea. Since then, I’ve been having an absolute love affair with them. I can’t wait until the ones from my garden are ready – and apparently, checking on their progress 12 times a day does not help them grow.

Or maybe it does…

Go make this! It’s delicious!

Stir Fry Sirloin with Snow Peas
Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup  soy sauce (low sodium or gluten-free)
• 3 tablespoons sherry
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
• 1 1/2 pound sirloin, fat trimmed and sliced very thin
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 8 ounces fresh snow peas
• 4 scallions, chopped and divided
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Add sliced meat to bowl and toss with hands. Set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside.

Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat by spreading it out in the skillet, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl, along with half the scallions. Let the meat sear, without stirring for one minute. Turn meat over and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.

Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat, the rest of the marinade, the snow peas, and red pepper flakes. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.

Serve immediately over rice.

(adapted from The Pioneer Woman)

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15 Comments

Greetings Katie and thanks! – my tomato plants and peppers have flowers now, and my strawberries and snap peas have real fruit/veggies. So you, fellow gardener, can understand my excitement! There is something to be said for a hot/sunny 95 degrees, followed by a humid rain.

I literally said ‘”ooooooo maaaaaaaiii gawwwwww yummmm” out loud when I saw this picture on foodgawker. I wasn’t hungry, but now I am and can’t wait to try this when I’m not on the road!

Thanks Sarah! I just perused your blog and now I’m hungry, too! Oh wait…I’m like that all the time ;-) Seriously, though. Yum-O.

I wanted to make this immediately when I saw it yesterday. Shocking, I know. Instead I made something else beefy and added this to next week’s menu instead. Oh yeah.

I beg to differ on the snap pea v. snow pea issue. Come June, snap peas taste as sweet as CANDY. And I’d take them over snow peas any day. But until then…you’re right, they’re the same. Let’s dig in.

This is my first year…they seem super easy, but I’ve already learned a valuable mistake – you need to stake them or use cages, like tomato plants, because they grow up and the beans hang. I will start this process much earlier next season!

Snow peas are one of my favourite vegetables and I’m not kidding. I seriously buy them pounds at a time when I go grocery shopping. I wash them all, dry them and eat them for snacks constantly! All that to say I want this BADLY.

Quick delicious weeknight stir-fry? Count me in!
I absolutely love the sweet crunch of snow peas, and I look forward to the spring just so that I can gorge myself on them :) Along with asparagus, that is.