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Peas anyone?

post #1 of 8
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I'm planning on serving peas for Christmas dinner alongside the roasted lamb. I tried making them tonight simply by simmering until done then draining. Then I sauteed them with a little butter, s/p, and freshly chopped mint. It turned out very nice but I was wondering if anyone has another interesting way to prepare them.

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post #2 of 8
Sauteed button onions, or fried pancetta. But I really prefer the fresh taste of the peas (although at this time of the year, I use frozen) with a good amount of mint used when cooking them.
post #3 of 8
Sauteed diced onion, diced piemento,sliced mushroom s&p pinch thyme sauteed in butter(christmas colors red/green)
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post #4 of 8
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Very nice ideas. I do however want to stay away from bacon this time since I want it to be a fresh and light addition to the meal. Do you cook the peas with the mint or add it near the end of cooking?

Instead of pimentos do you think red bell peppers would work?

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post #5 of 8
Yes cut them brunoise style. Also you could add some diced water chestnuts for a bit of a texture crunch.:chef:
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post #6 of 8
Do as you did, but near the end of sauteing, add some freshly ground cardamom.
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post #7 of 8
I add the peas to boiling water, along with a generous handful of mint sprigs.
post #8 of 8
Off the wall perhaps, but very british. Have you ever tried mushy peas?

Soak dried peas overnight with a teaspoon of bicarb.
Drain and rinse
Cover with cold water (no salt til later) and boil till soft
Season and attack with the potato masher. Dont puree you need texture

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