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Pea-Shoot and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Barely wilted shoots brighten a stir-fry of snow peas, bok choy, and shiitake mushrooms.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into thin half-moons
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces snow peas, trimmed
  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps cut into thick strips
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, cut lengthwise into 6 wedges
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 3 scallions, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 2 ounces pea shoots (1 1/3 cups)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish
  • Crushed red-pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Stir together ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil in a bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add celery and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until just tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.

  3. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil to wok. Add snow peas and mushrooms; cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the baking sheet; set aside.

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; add 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil to wok. Add bok choy; cook, turning frequently, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to the baking sheet; set aside.

  5. Raise heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil to wok. Add bell pepper, and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Add reserved soy-sauce mixture, and cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add reserved cooked vegetables to wok, and cook, tossing frequently, until vegetables are heated through, about 3 minutes.

  6. Remove wok from heat; toss in scallions and pea shoots. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and with red-pepper flakes, if desired.

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