If you grew up detesting peas, this might be the dish that starts a new love. The ingredients are tremendously springy, too! This is my next foray into the I Quit Sugar Cookbook - quite possibly my new favorite thing, and a wonderful resource for simple, waste-free, sugar-free cooking. I've been on a mission to make and share my favorites - check out this post for the full run-down so far.
Today's quick little dish is the Pea Herb and Almond Mash-up, and man alive is it good. This would make a great side dish for a large gathering (easy to make a big batch all at once), a great way to get some delicious green bits into kids (easily mashable and not bland in the slightest)... Sarah recommends mashing it and serving on toast, but I ended up just making a big batch and having it straight from the bowl, unmashed. It was darn good.
Here you go:
Pea Herb and Almond Crush
14 ounces fresh or frozen peas
1 clove garlic, crushed (I used 2)
1 small bunch chives, roughly chopped (I used leeks instead)
1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
salt and pepper to taste
handful of fresh mixed herbs (I had parsley, thyme and basil handy)
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
1. Place peas, garlic, chives and almonds in a saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil.
2. Season with salt and pepper and simmer, covered, for 5-10 minutes until peas are tender.
3. Puree herbs, lime and oil in a food processor until pasty.
4. Add paste to pea mixture and mash roughly to mix.
Delish! If you're hungry for more, check out the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. All of the recipes are this complicated (or less) -- which is pretty darn fabulous if you're short on time and need to make a meal.
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