In Mandarin, pea shoots are called 豆苗 [Dòu miáo]. You can find them in almost any Chinese grocery store, during late winter and spring. Pea shoots are delicate and just needed to be cooked lightly, and try to buy them young, so they are sweet and still tender (older vegetables tend to be more fibrous and bitter). We infused this traditional recipe with tahini, hemp seeds, and a concentrated tonic water (made with our Throat Soothing TCM Tonic Bag). Whether or not it's the first time you are trying pea shoots, you are in for a plethora of pleasant flavors!
Tahini Braised Pea Shoots | 火麻仁麻酱豆苗
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3 cups 2 handful of raw pea shoots
1 tbsp tahini
1tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 bag Throat Soothing Culinary TCM Tonic Bag
½ cup water
Salt to taste
Steep the TCM tonic bag in ½ cups of hot water for 5 minutes.
Add the concentrated tonic water to the pan on medium heat. Bring to a boil.
Add the raw pea shoots, mix in the pan to stir fried the pea shoots.
Turn heat to low, add nutritional yeast, tahini, and hemp seeds. Mix well with the pea shoots. Add salt to taste. Cook until the leaves are wilted, but still a vibrant green color.
*The liquid should have evaporated by the end of the cooking, if you see excess water in the pan, please do not discard. Drink or serve with food.
- Total Calories: approximately 240 cal
- Carbohydrate: 29.5g
- Protein: 16g
- Fat: 7.5g
- Fiber: 12g