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Pea Sprouts?

patz Mar 5, 2009 08:19 PM

A search turned up a topic on "older" pea sprouts - but what do i do with fresh ones? searching online, i mostly found suggestions to use them in an omelette. any ideas on how to serve them as a side or incorporate them into a vegetarian main?

  1. d
    dwagner6 Mar 8, 2009 09:19 AM

    If you are keen on making a pureed pea soup, try adding some blanched shoots to the peas and puree them. It will make your soup bright green, and give it even more of a bright, fresh pea flavor.

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      KTinNYC Mar 6, 2009 03:51 AM

      There are types of pea shoots, the large one and the little ones. The large ones are more tender and can be stir fried. The small ones are tougher and should be used in soups and other longer cooking methods.

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      1. re: KTinNYC
        c oliver Aug 15, 2009 07:55 AM

        Silly question? How large is large and how small is small??? I bought some and now don't know what to do with them. I'd thought as an ingredient in a salad of arugula and other things. No? Thanks, KT et al.

        1. re: c oliver
          KTinNYC Aug 15, 2009 08:08 AM

          Here is a pretty good image of the large peashoots. Scroll down a little. Good luck!


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        neverlate Mar 6, 2009 12:01 AM

        Substitute for lettuce in a sandwich

        1. ipsedixit Mar 5, 2009 09:20 PM

          Stir-fry them with some garlic, and a touch of soy sauce, some ginger and salt & pepper to taste

          Incorporate them into any salad mix

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            patz Mar 7, 2009 11:19 AM

            how long should i stir fry them for? thanks!

            1. re: patz
              ipsedixit Mar 7, 2009 01:01 PM

              Depends on how hot you can get your wok (or skillet). A minute or two, at the most I would say. Pea sprouts are very tender and delicate, no need to beat them to death.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                patz Mar 7, 2009 03:50 PM

                i just made some - they were great! thanks for the tips!

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  KTinNYC Mar 7, 2009 03:50 PM

                  They aren't all tender.

                  1. re: KTinNYC
                    ipsedixit Mar 7, 2009 10:09 PM

                    If the ones you are buying are not tender, don't buy them.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      KTinNYC Mar 8, 2009 03:53 AM

                      The small ones are never tender. They are not intended for stir fries.

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