Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp and Snow Peas

Photos: Nadine Sharon Anglin

This dish brings together familiar flavours from Chinese cuisine, namely sesame seed oil, soya sauce and garlic. Prawns or shrimp are said to represent happiness and joy and make for a beautiful presentation against the crisp, green snow peas.


Garlicky Shrimp and Snow Peas


1-2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon grated ginger

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons of sesame seed oil

15-20 medium-sized shrimp

2 cups snow peas

1/4 of green onion (sliced)

  1. Slice garlic cloves thinly and grate ginger. Slice green onions. Add to non-stick skillet along with sesame seed oil. Saute for a few minutes
  2. Next add shrimp, snow peas and soya sauce. Saute for another few minutes. Once shrimp turns to a bright coral pink, remove from heat and transfer to a pan.
  3. Serve as is, or over a bed of rice.