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.


  1. The butter/garlic mix is good on lots of vegies. My mum does it on zucchini and yellow squash. Melted butter and chopped parsley are also really good on a peas/carrot mix (so they are more similarly sized to the peas, cut the carrots into circles then quarter each circle).

  2. I will take up your challenge tomorrow night Ms Veggie Mama.  If I gag I will hold you responsible ;)  

  3. I'm def goon to have to try this. Especially after those yummy strawberry pop tart muffin/scones.

  4. I made this he other night to go with some rump steak and roasted sweet potatoes. I will only ever eat peas this way in the future. Sooo good!

  5. YUM. I used the same amount of butter & garlic, but only half the peas (hehehe...) This is a brilliant and delicious idea. Thanks!

  6. I'm so proud. *sniff*

  7. I feel the same way. why eat peas normally any more?!!

  8. I'm still waiting!

  9. I'm trying this tomorrow!