Thursday, June 2, 2011
Slow-Cooked Peas in Butter and Garlic
I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
but it keeps them on my knife.
Ok that's not entirely true. I've never eaten peas with honey. Or on a knife. But I recite that little poem just about every time I eat peas, and I've done that all my life!
I actually quite like peas. They're fresh, green, and taste great with gravy. And mint. And mint gravy. But never before eating this dish had I ever closed my eyes and groaned in pure pea heaven.
"Pea heaven?" you say. "It does not exist."
Well let me change your mind. If you like butter and garlic and deep flavours in your veggies, you'll like this. I promise. The peas don't even taste like peas. They taste like little morsels of heaven.
I have adapted the recipe from here. The post that changed my life.
4 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Melt the butter over low heat. Add peas and garlic.
2. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
3. Tweet me and tell me you were wrong about peas never being palatable, ever, full stop.