the appetizer:

Prepare exotic meals for friends and family with Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Recipes include Mango Salad, Cherry Tomato, Long Bean, and Tamarind; Steamed Lobster with Garlic-Ginger-Basil Sauce; and Water Chestnuts, Sugar Snap Peas, and Shiitakes.



Water Chestnuts, Sugar Snap Peas,
and Shiitakes

Makes 4 servings


Crunchy, salty, and sweet, this quick stir-fry takes advantage of fresh vegetables by treating them simply. A hint of ginger and a splash of soy sauce are all you need.

  • 3 tablespoons grape seed, corn, or other neutral oil
  • 6 fresh small shiitake mushrooms, trimmed
  • 4 wood ear mushrooms, soaked in water for 1/2 hour,
         then drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup peeled and sliced fresh water chestnuts
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed and ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt

Water Chestnuts, Sugar Snap Peas, & Shiitakes

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, ginger, and 1 tablespoon water and stir-fry until browned and softened, about 2 minutes. Then add another tablespoon oil, the water chestnuts, and 1 tablespoon water and stir-fry for another minute. Add the remaining tablespoon oil, the sugar snap peas, and 1 tablespoon water and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.

2. Season with the soy sauce and salt to taste and serve.

  • from:
    Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges
  • by
  • Broadway Books 2007
  • Hardcover; 304 pages; $40.00
  • ISBN-10: 076791273X
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-1273-0
  • Recipe reprinted by persission.

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