We don't like peas, but...
- lilgi Jan 4, 2011 01:54 PM
Any t & t peas recipes out there that will make us change our minds about sweet green peas? Wouldn't mind using what I have leftover from yesterday's paella :)
Take a look at this list of possibilities:
I have sauteed green peas and found the flavor to be quite interesting but I haven't tried any of the specific pages on the referenced page. If you decide to try some of them be sure to let us know how your experiment(s) worked out.
Assuming you are planning to use frozen peas, defrost by running under warm water in a colanders, otherwise, remove peas from their pods. Mince some shallot and chiffonade some mint. Sautee the shallots and half the mint with some salt in butter in a frying or sautee pan. Once the shallots are translucent, add the peas and about 2 tbls of water. Cover and let simmer for about 2 minutes. Uncover to reduce the existing water. Serve while warm, topping with the remaining mint.
If it's the taste that bothers you, try throwing them into a curry or something similarly heavily spiced. Peas are fairly delicate, flavor-wise, and probably won't stand out overly much. I add them to almost every casserole-ish, stew-ish thing I make and have never found them offensive (and I don't much like them plain, which was the only way my mother ever served them).
boredough beat me to the minted peas idea but I will add pea puree can be wonderful and has so many options.
How about creamed peas?
Though the pea flavour may come through a little too much for your liking, pea soups are a treat.