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Szechuan Snow Peas with Shiitake Mushrooms

What you need: 

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 cups snow peas

1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

1/2 cup vegetable broth

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine

1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon five spice

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. To a large frying pan or wok over medium heat, add sesame oil; heat until hot. Add the snow peas, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger; cook for a few minutes until warm.

2. In a bowl, combine the vegetable broth and cornstarch until no clumps remain. Add to the pan; let the broth reduce for another few minutes.

3. Add the cooking wine, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, five spice, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper; cook until the sauce is thick.

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Preparation Time: 
5 to 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
3 to 4 servings


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I love peas, so knew this was going to be a winner. The sauce is flavored just right. Fantastic dish!The spices are hot and cool, balanced just perfectly. Thanks for sharing. Hubby even loves this, whose a sworn carnivore!

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