One of my favorite Triangle-area restaurants is Super-Wok, where I first had stir-fried pea tips with garlic (also called pea shoots). My version, like theirs, is fairly hot and spicy, but you can adjust it to make it your own.
I love finding new vegetables and really love finding out that something I'd been composting was actually a delicacy. Use this recipe to cook fresh greens in about ten minutes. You'll get the fresh pea flavor without having to shell or string the pods. The leaves have the texture of baby spinach and the stems provide a satisfying crunch, even after a quick stir-fry.
Stir-Fried Pea Shoots with Ginger and Garlic, Super-Wok Style
Active time: 10 minutes. Total time: 12 minutes. Make four big servings or eight side-dish servings.