Stir-fried Peas with Fresh Coriander, Spring Onions and Sesame Oil

Because of their sweetness and succulent texture, peas are a popular dish in any meal. Here I have enhanced their virtues with some spirited seasonings. A quick, easy and tasty vegetable dish. 

1 pound (450g) fresh or frozen peas

1 tablespoon oil, preferably groundnut

2 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped

2 tablespoons spring onions, finely chopped

2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

2 teaspoons sesame oil


If you are using fresh peas, blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and set aside. If you are using frozen peas, let them thaw at room temperature.   

Heat a wok or large frying pan until it is hot, then add the oil.

Add the peas and stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the fresh coriander, spring onions, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes or until the peas are cooked. Add the sesame oil and give the mixture a final stir and serve at once.