Also called Chinese pea pods, snow peas are popular in Asian recipes. Their French name, mange-tout, refers to the fact that all parts, peas and their pods, are edible. Purchased at peak ripeness, snow peas are sweet and tender.
Frozen snow peas can be used in this recipe; thaw them before use.
Grate peeled gingerroot on the smallest holes of the grater. Freeze the remaining (unpeeled and tightly wrapped) gingerroot in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Grate frozen gingerroot without thawing or peeling it.
Garnish each plate with wedges of fresh pineapple and fresh chives.