Saturday, January 12

English Minted Sweet Peas

This is just one of those dishes I discovered while traveling. Simple to make, fun to eat, and easy to impress.

Full time: 15-20 minutes
Serves 4

You will need:

1 lb. fresh or frozen English peas, substitute sweet pease for English if desired.
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped fine
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt (additional for cooking)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

In a small pot bring 1/4 cup salted water and peas to a boil.

Cook 4 minutes for fresh or 8 minutes for frozen.

Drain peas in a colander.

Using same pot, combine butter and sugar, melting butter over a medium high heat.

Add in salt and pepper.

Add in peas, stir to fully coat.

Add in mint and stir to fully incorporate.

Lower heat to low/simmer and cook, just to reduce butter a bit approximately 3 minutes.

Move to serving bowl and enjoy!