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Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle


  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pea shoots, rinsed, drained, and thoroughly dried 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced or crushed 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


Place a large, deep skillet or wok over medium heat. After about a minute, add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.

Add the pea shoots and garlic, and turn up the heat. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, attempting to get the garlic distributed evenly through the tangle of shoots. Stir in the salt along the way. (It’s easiest to use tongs or a large, long-handled fork for mixing.)

Remove from the heat as soon as the pea shoots are wilted and have turned deep green. Serve hot or warm.