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Stir fried pork with sugar snap peas

I love pork and all its products but unfortunately its not that healthy. Now I have been seeing sugar snap peas in many recipes out there and I had never tried making these neither have I ever eaten them so last time I was at City Park Market I asked around for them. Turns out they are a lot like snow peas only that they have larger “peas” inside them so they are not as flat. So I bought a small bunch of them and when I was making pork I decided to add them in so as to make the meal healthier 🙂

I enjoyed the flavour of the pork, slightly hot and sweet and the peas were nice. Different but tasty. I think they mostly take the flavour of whatever it is you have cooked. I hope you will like it. Oooh I adopted this recipe from the Gatronomes Guide and the Haffington post.  HAPPY COOKING!!


Pork Stir Fried with Sugar Snap Peas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4


  1. 500 grams lean pork steak, cut into thin strips
  2. 400grams sugar snap peas
  3. 4 spring onions cut into 2 centimetre pieces
  4. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  5. 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  6. 1 small red chilli
  7. 1 small bunch of dhania
  8. cornstarch or all purpose flour
  9. For the sauce
  10. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  11. 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  12. 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  13. 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  14. 1 teaspoon of oil
  15. ¼ cup orange juice


Place pork, salt, pepper and a dash of fish sauce in a bowl to stand for 5-10mins

In another small bowl combine the orange juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar

Toss the pork in cornstarch and salt.

Heat two tablespoons of oil till hot and add the pork cook for 2 mins undisturbed then stir till browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan, add the sugar snap peas, spring onions and cook for 3 mins, add the garlic, ginger and chillies. Cook for 1 min

Stir Fry Pork with Sugar Snap peas

Add pork, then pour sauce and stir well. Let the sauce reduce and thicken for about two minutes. Add the dhania/ coriander leaves and stir through

Serve. had mine with coconut rice……..it was HAPPY EATING indeed.

If you do not have the fish and oyster sauce you can increase the amount of soy sauce but the flavour is not quite the same