Springtime is the best time for the softest, sweetest, most tender produce! We love PEAS! All kinds of peas, but in particular, English peas (aka garden peas.) They are at the height of their season right now (March – May) so hurry and get these on your table NOW!
Serve them with anything… And everything.
English Peas with Shallots and Mint
One of our favorite way to eat peas is simply blanched, then tossed with melted butter, shallots and mint. Variations on this theme: substitute the mint for chervil, chives, or flat-leaf parsley.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon mint chiffonade
2 teaspoons lemon zest
In a medium-sized saute pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 minutes, or until translucent and fragrant.
Add the peas and sauté until they are hot. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat off and toss in the mint and zest. Serve immediately.
Remember, when working with our recipes on the blog, simply hit the blue hyperlinks in the recipe to see the associated technique video. It’s our way of guiding you through the recipe. Alternatively, you can view our Vimeo Portfolio, where all of the pea-related videos are bundled: http://vimeopro.com/dearmartini/peas-please