Peas don’t sound very exciting or adventurous, I know. In fact, that’s exactly why I’ve chosen them for this month! Peas were a regular feature in my meals growing up and throughout my student days. The fact that they freeze without losing much texture and then cook in 2 minutes in the microwave makes them perfect for all situations when you realize you’ve just cooked a perfectly good meal except for a certain lack of vegetables.
This month I’m determined to change that and experiment with peas taking integral roles in dishes instead of being thrown on the plate as an afterthought. I’ve also rediscovered my love for snacking on freshly-shelled peas. I’m seriously finding them more more-ish than crisps (potato chips) but I suppose that’s a good thing!
When I say peas I’m mainly talking about English peas but that certainly won’t stop me from trying out tasty-looking meals with, say, sugar snap peas. If you know of any tasty pea recipes, please share them here!