This snow pea dish uses a Chinese cooking method with firmly Western flavors. Don’t cook the bacon so much it gets crispy, it should be a little supple.
- 1 lb snow peas
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 4 slices bacon, sliced thin
- 4 shallots, chopped
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- Pepper or chile flakes to taste
Wash snow peas and remove stems.
Fill a wok halfway with water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook broccoli in water for 2-3 minutes (the time it takes to bring the water back to a boil).
Transfer to a colander and let drain for 1 minute.
Wipe the wok. Place on medium heat. Add bacon and shallot. Cook for 1 minute, the time it takes for the garlic to start sizzling. Add the well-drained snow peas and remaining ingredients.
Stir well and cook for 30 seconds more.
A variation of the Stir-fried Chinese Brocoli from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home