I discovered pea shoots earlier this year (if you have not had them, you must try them ... they are wonderful!).
Certainly I had noticed them before. Who could not with their pretty, curling tendrils? But I never knew what to do with them so I never bought them.
Until this year. And this recipe.
Vegetarian recipe: Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle
From The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without by Mollie Katzen
1 Tbsp. roasted peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. pea shoots, rinsed, drained, and thoroughly dried
2 Tbsp. garlic, minced or crushed
¼ tsp. salt (or to taste)
Place a large, deep skillet or wok over medium heat. After about a minute, add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
Add the pea shoots and garlic, and turn up the heat. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, attempting to get the garlic distributed evenly through the tangle of shoots. Stir in the salt.
Remove from the heat as soon as the pea shoots are wilted and have turned deep green. Serve hot or warm.