One of the quickest and freshest vegetable dishes. Make sure the snow peas are fresh and crisp, and don't overcook them.
Break off the ends of the snow peas and pull off the strings. Wash and drain them.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and add the salt pork, garlic, and chives. Lower the flame and cook, tossing well, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the snow peas, salt, and pepper and toss again. Cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. (The snow peas should retain their bright color and crispness.) Check the seasoning and serve.
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