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Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry: Recipe

Updated on May 9, 2010
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Simple Stir Fry

If you do not like to cook but are sick of just popping something in the microwave or going out then the stir fry is the cooking method you need. All you need is a wok or a good fry pan, some olive oil or butter and a hot plate with one functioning burner. Now that is basic.

Even if you have a fully equipped kitchen, the stir fry enables you to prepare quick, tasty and health meals in your own kitchen and in fewer than 20 minutes.

If you but pre-cut vegetables and meat you can save even more time or if you do the pre-cutting when you have some time, say rather than watching reruns on TV, you take a few minutes and organize some basics for those delicious stir fries. Freezer bags come in handy.

The pods of snow peas are flat and thin with the bulge of the tiny seed barely visible at prime eating stage. The bright green pods should be turgid and crisp. They contain five to seven seeds and reach a length of two to three inches. The pods of sugar snaps are plump like regular English peas but are sweet and tender, thus eaten whole without being shelled, eaten raw or cooked.

Snow peas are an ideal stir fry ingredient, other than washing them and I wash all my food, even organic, there is nothing to do but toss them in the mix when the time is right.

They cook quickly and usually only need 3-4 minutes when the heat is on high which is the best way to create a fast and delicious stir t fry.

Snow Pea and Beef Stir Fry:


I cup fresh snow peas

1 ½ cups, diced beef, I used frozen pre-cut beef for this recipe.

1 tomato diced

½ small turnip diced

Dash sea salt

Hot sauce and black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon butter


Add butter to fry pan set on high

When butter melts add turnip

Let cook 4 minutes then add beef


Sprinkle sea salt

Dice tomato, I serve tomato cold on the side.

Let cook 4 minutes then add snow peas


Cook 3 minutes,

Stir and serve.

Add black pepper and hot sauce if desired.


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