Pork Stir-Fry Recipe with Peas

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Photo by Colin Erricson
Snap peas lend a fresh, intense flavor and crunch to this easy stir-fry wok recipe.
4 servings SERVINGS


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 8 oz boneless pork (such as loin or tenderloin), thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock or water
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions


  • In a bowl, combine soy sauce and salt and stir well. Add pork and stir to coat well. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, chicken stock, sugar and pepper and stir well. Set aside.
  • Trim sugar snap peas, cutting off stem and pulling it along straight edge to remove any strings. Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or a large deep skillet over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat pan. Add garlic and toss well, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add pork mixture and spread into a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, until edges change color, about 30 seconds.
  • Toss well. Cook, tossing occasionally, until most of the pork is no longer pink, about 1 minute more. Add sugar snap peas and toss well.
  • Add fish sauce mixture, pouring in around sides of pan. Toss well. Cook, tossing often, until pork is cooked through and sugar snap peas are tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green onions and toss well. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot or warm. Want more one-pot meals? Find more recipes in Easy Meals: One-Pot Recipes for Every Season.
    This recipe has been reprinted with the permission of 300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes, by Nancie McDermott, published by robertrose.ca, 2007.

Sugar snap peas look like little snow peas inflated to just-before-the-bursting point. Though the two vegetables differ in a number of ways, they both offer a fresh, intense flavor and delightful crunch and can be used interchangeably in many stir-fried dishes. Sugar snaps need a little more liquid and a slightly longer cooking time than snow peas.