English PeasPosted: June 21, 2011
Tuesday are always my favorite in the summer because of the farmers market! Today I picked up lettuce, arugula, kale, English peas and cherries.
Tonight I attacked the English peas!
I love peas! They are so cute and sweet to the taste. I even had a cat that used to eat them frozen! This afternoon I shelled a bunch of peas and thought about how to showcase their flavor.
What I came up with was garlic peas with basil and olive oil. Simple and easy, not even really a recipe but I wanted to showcase the peas!
- 1 clove of garlic pressed
- ~ 1 cup of fresh peas – frozen would work too though
- small bunch of basil
- Olive oil
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic. Start browning the garlic and add the peas for flavoring. After a few minutes of saute add enough water to cover the peas 1/2 way and cover. Cook the peas for about 5min then stir and add S&P. Recover and cook another 5min. Remove lid and cook until liquid is gone or peas are cooked to your liking. Add the basil and stir until just heated then serve!
Eat your peas (and carrots)! I swear I was enjoying this bite.