This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.
"He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce."
-Xenophon, Greek soldier
This simple side dish goes well with any Asian meal.
Pressing the oil from sesame seeds produces sesame oil. Much like other seed oils (olive oil for example), the oil is cold pressed, meaning that no heat is used in the initial extraction process.
Light sesame oil has the fresh taste of sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil has been pressed from sesame seeds that have been toasted and, consequently, have a nuttier flavor. Dark sesame oil is more commonly used in Asian recipes.
Sesame oil is low in saturated fat but has less monounsaturated fats than canola oil. The beauty of this oil is that the flavor is so distinct that a little goes a very long way. Combining a 1:1 mixture of dark sesame oil with canola oil provides fantastic flavor. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of any oil has 5 grams of fat.
1 tsp. sesame oil = 43 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g sat fat, 1.5g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces snow peas
Cooking Time = 20 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Leftovers are good chilled.
|2 tsp||sesame oil|
|1 tsp||fresh ginger (peeled and minced)|
|1 small||shallot (minced)|
|8 ounces||snow peas|
|2 tsp||low sodium soy or gluten-free tamari sauce|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
Place the sesame oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and shallot.
Cook for about 4 minutes stirring frequently.
Add the snow peas, soy sauce and pepper. Toss well.
Cover and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, tossing frequently, until soft.
Serving size = 4 ounces snow peas
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 112||Calories from Fat 43|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 14g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||8%|
|Vitamin A 30%||Vitamin C 116%|
|Calcium 5%||Iron 15%|
|Vitamin K 29 mcg||Potassium 336 mg|
|Magnesium 35 mg|