A variety of pea that's eaten pod and all while the pods are still thin and tender, snow peas make a frequent appearance in stir-fries and other Asian dishes. They cook very quickly and take well to blanching, steaming, and of course stir-frying,
Snow peas pair well with scallions, toasted saesame seeds, ginger, shellfish, and rich nut oils.
Choose dark green, dense-looking peas with no signs of drying or cracking.
Trim the peas by breaking off the stem end and pulling off the tough "string" that runs across the the top of the pod.