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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fresh Peas


Green Peas and I have a love-hate relationship. Sometimes I like them, but most times I just hate them. I often hear people around me here talk about how good they are fresh, especially from their own garden. I've never had any in the Philippines and my first time was when I used to eat  lunch at AR and LU's last year. On that day, I told myself that it would be hard to go back to canned green peas from now on!


My problem with canned peas is that I find them unnaturally sweet. With a bit of an aftertaste at times. The fresh peas are softer and while they are sweet too, it's a subtle kind of sweet. Yes, I finally get what the fuss about fresh peas is all about. Now, if only I could have my own garden!



I waited and waited for the season to arrive and finally they were here - waiting for the pickin'!



I promised myself that if I found fresh peas I would prepare them and make MR and SO taste.
I even let them help me in picking the green peas! :D



I grabbed just a couple of handful of fresh peas thinking there would be enough. After picking them, I had about half a bowl, which was unfortunately not a lot!



In a pan of boiling salted water, add your peas and cook for a couple of minutes until soft.



Drain.



In a sauce pan, heat some butter and a diced shallots. Saute until fragrant. Add the drained peas and quickly stir together. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve warm and enjoy!



Lunch is served: Pan-Roasted Ham, Buttered Noodles, and Fresh Peas

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