Frieda's Specialty Produce - Snow Peas

Overview

What is a Snow Pea?

  • Snow Peas, also known as China peas, are edible, podded peas with a sweet pea flavor. They are bright green with tiny flat peas inside. The entire pod is crisp-tender and entirely edible.

How to Eat

  • Serve raw in salads and with dips. Add snow peas to stir-fry dishes and soups, or slightly steam or blanch to serve as a side dish.

Health Benefits

  • High in vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose pods that are firm and flat.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate up to 3 days.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Recipes

Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Snow Pea Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 8-ounce package Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 2 cups bean sprouts 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 4-ounce package fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 5-ounce can bamboo shoots, sliced 1 tablespoon oil 2 slices … Continue reading

Snow Pea Salad Francaise

Snow Pea Salad Francaise Ingredients: One 8-ounce package Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 3 Leeks One 12-ounce package Baby Carrots 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Grated Parmesan cheese Lettuce leaves or lettuce cups Fresh dill or Basil, chopped Steps: … Continue reading

Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Bamboo Shoots

Snow Peas, Mushrooms, and Bamboo Shoots Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut oil 3/4 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup bamboo shoots, sliced Two 8-ounce packages Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas (remove stems and strings) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Hawaiian-Style Wok Fry

Hawaiian-Style Wok Fry Ingredients: 1 pound Frieda’s Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package directions 6 Baby Carrots, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup sesame or peanut oil 8 ounces Taro Root, cooked, peeled, and cut in 1/2- to 1-inch … Continue reading

Endive Shrimp Salad

Endive Shrimp Salad Ingredients: 2 heads Belgian Endive 4 ounces tiny shrimp (thawed if frozen) 1 cup fresh Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, stringed 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped … Continue reading

Cheese-Stuffed Endive and Snow Peas

Cheese-Stuffed Endive and Snow Peas Ingredients: 1 8-ounce container Kraft Light Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese One 4 1/2-ounce can tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained 1 Shallot, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh dill, or 1/2 teaspoon dillweed 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped, … Continue reading

Snow Pea and Sunchoke® Salad

Snow Pea and Sunchoke Salad Ingredients: 1 8-ounce package Snow Peas 2 cups Sunchokes®, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon pimiento or red bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon white … Continue reading

Stir-Fried Veggies with Pine Nuts

Stir-Fried Veggies with Pignolias Ingredients: 2 bunches Baby Carrots, peeled if desired and trimmed 1 to 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 8-ounce package Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or Purple Snow Peas, stringed if necessary 1/2 cup Frieda’s … Continue reading

Spicy Asian Pasta Salad

Spicy Asian Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1 16-ounce package Frieda’s Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package directions and drained 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, lettuce, or cabbage, shredded 1 1/2 cups cucumber, julienne-cut 1 2-ounce package Snow Peas, stringed and … Continue reading

Stir-Fried Bamboo Vegetables

Stir-Fried Bamboo Vegetables Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, minced 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 cup water 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 1/2 cups carrots, … Continue reading

Snow Peas and Peas

Snow Peas and Peas Ingredients: 3 two-ounce packages Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas 2 cups fresh shelled peas or 1 ten-ounce package frozen peas 1/4 cup onion, chopped 2 Shallots, peeled and chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 … Continue reading

Noodle Soup with Kimchi

Noodle Soup with Kimchi Ingredients: 6 Frieda’s Dried Shiitake Mushrooms 1 pound fresh egg noodles 4 cups chicken broth 1/4 pound Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, ends snapped off and strings removed 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and … Continue reading

Asian Dumpling Soup

Asian Dumpling Soup Ingredients: Dumplings 1/2 pound ground pork or lamb 1 cup Bok Choy, Baby Bok Choy, or fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 tablespoon Fresh … Continue reading

Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry

Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts 1/2 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced 12 fresh Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, trimmed and stringed 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon-Braised Chicken with Snow Peas

Meyer Lemon-Braised Chicken with Snow Peas Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, rosemary) 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Meyer … Continue reading