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Snow Peas with Ginger, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon and Mint  

snow peas, ginger, garlic, shallots Photo from Apr 12, 2014

For a vegetable dish bursting with flavors, and a perfect springtime meal accompaniment, try this Snow Peas with Ginger, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon and Mint recipe.  Our oldest son’s girlfriend made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious! They paired this with braised short ribs and some good French bread. It was a fresh, crisp antithesis to the tender, melty short ribs.
Snow peas with ginger, garlic, shallots, lemon and mint with short ribs Photo from Apr 12, 2014
Here’s what she did:


2 tbs. olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
2 tbs. minced ginger
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb. of snow peas, strings removed
Pinch of sugar
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
Grated zest of a whole lemon
3 tbs. chopped mint

Heat a large sauté pan on high heat for 1 minute. Add the olive oil, shallots and ginger to the hot pan and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the snow peas to the pan, the pinch of sugar, salt and pepper and toss and cook for another 1.5 – 2 minutes. Then add the lemon juice and zest and cook for 30 seconds more. Off heat, fold in the mint and serve.


We have had so much going on here at LOVE. As perhaps you’ve noticed, we’ve redesigned this site so that you can see more posts at a glance on the home page. This makes more recipes immediately accessible and hopefully will provide additional inspiration for you to cook clean, healthy, delicious food, with LOVE.

MARYs secret ingredients boxesOur MARY’s secret ingredients boxes were all mailed on the 25th of April, as scheduled! They should be in everyone’s hands, including those of you on the west coast, by tomorrow. There has been so much excitement surrounding them! Many of you have already posted your very enthusiastic comments and shared photos on Twitter and Pinterest. I will reveal everything here tomorrow and post recipes and serving suggestions for all of the ingredients in the coming two weeks. I’m very excited about that!

We’ve also had a rush of people coming back and ordering more boxes after receiving this spring box. So if you are interested, I urge you to place your order now for the other seasons as they are selling fast and we will only have 100 boxes each season.

So stayed tuned and visit often or sign up for an email notification (on the right rail here) when I post a new recipe, and remember to cook with LOVE. Your food will always taste better!


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  1. says

    What a lovely vegetable medley, bright flavors and great combination of vegetables. Like the pairing with short ribs. I have been meaning to write, I got my box and love it. Soon I will make something and post to the blog, got photos after it arrived. Thank you.
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  2. says

    Looks and sounds like totally my kinda dish! Colorful, bright, healthy, flavorful, easy-to-make. Many thanks for sharing the recipe. “Mint” is what drew my attention to this dish :)
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  3. says

    Oh my stars, I just planted snow peas a week or so ago. I am printing this recipe and saving it.
    Fingers crossed, mine grow (or I will go to the farmers market)
    This is the recipe I WILL be using with my first harvest!
    Thank you so much for sharing not only the recipe but your lovely encouraging words and as
    always amazing photos.
    You have a way of bathing your readers in the most wonderful goodness.
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