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The flavor combination of this recipe is good, but it not only uses too much oil: Toasted dark sesame oil should NEVER be used in stir-frying because at high temperatures it breaks down and oxidates, creating dangerous free radicals. The healthiest way to prepare this recipe is to steam the snow peas (or just put them in a colander and pour boiling water over them), and season with sesame oil and garlic to taste. If you don't like fresh garlic, or don't want to steam, stir-fry in canola or even better- coconut oil (the former has a higher smoke point, the latter never breaks down), and add a few drops of sesame oil at the end for flavor.

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FOODMAVEN 4U April 28, 2009

If this is Garlic Snow Peas, why are Sugar Snap Peas shown in the photograph - which one is to be used for this recipe?

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FLORIDAGALCHEF July 06, 2014

This is just like the peas i had in a resturant in China. These are so good.

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PhantomKitty June 12, 2009

Great! Just a drizzle of sesame oil is all you need. Thanks, great recipe!

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Chill October 23, 2007

Got by on a fraction of the oil but enjoyed the rest as written.

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sugarpea August 01, 2006

Very tasty, super easy side dish for a weeknight dinner.

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bratty May 09, 2006

I really ejoyed this asian inspired sidedish. I had a little trouble with the sesame oil burning before the peas were done so the next time I used a about a tablespoon of canola oil first then added about 1 tablespoon of sesame oil when it was almost done. I also tried this with broccoli instead of snow peas and I loved that too. Thanks for posting!

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akgrown April 26, 2006

I agree with Marsha, a quick and easy side dish. I think sesame seeds would be a great addition to this dish.

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PaulaG March 20, 2006

A very simple recipe for a side dish. We loved the flavor of the sesame seed oil and garlic. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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Marsha D. January 23, 2006
Garlic Snow Peas