Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Dish: Minted Peas

Minted peas are my latest obsession. Up until this year, I could probably count the number of times I ate peas in my entire adult life on one hand. They were simply not a veggie that occured to me. But then back in December I tackled an old menu from Domino Mag for a British inspired holiday feast, and I realized that peas are pretty darn tasty. Turns out the much maligned British cuisine does indeed have much to offer. 

But out of sheer habit I went right back to ignoring them. Flash forward to a month ago, and I figured I'd try them again. Whoa, how could I forget how fresh and sweet and all around delectable they are? And these aren't even fresh peas, these are the frozen out of a bag variety. I think fresh ones might blow my mind!                                                  

So try this next time you're looking for an easy side. 

Minted Peas
  • Throw frozen peas in a pot on high. 
  • Cook for around 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Take them off the heat and throw in some butter and chopped up mint. Salt and pepper to taste.
Couldn't be any easier and if you're like me you won't be able to stop eating them!

Want proof of my deep and abiding love of minted peas? Last time we had some leftover minted peas, my darling hubs caught me in what he called a "nom, nom, nom" situation - I was literally shoveling the peas out of the storage container into my mouth as I stood in the kitchen after work. It wasn't pretty, but I had to get to the peas before he did!
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