I love fresh peas. We used to grow them in South Africa and as a child I would go to the vegetable patch and stand and eat the sweet delicacies right out of the pod. In this recipe you will need to find fresh peas – which is the only difficult thing about it – the rest is easy. And cooking with kids means that they will open the pods and eat the peas as well as shelling them for you to cook! What fun.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup chopped chives
- 2 garlic cloves, minced – fresh is best but when in a hurry I will use ready prepared from the store
- 4 cups shelled green peas – this is fun to do with children but have extra on hand for snacking!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup chicken broth – I use Better than Bouillon
- 1 tablespoon honey – we use the honey from our bees – try to get pure organic honey since most honey is sugar water and NOT pure in stores
- Salt to taste
- Four large pieces of feta – crumbled (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint – we grow this – and its easy to grow in a pot in your kitchen! Try it sometime!
1. Saute the chives and garlic in melted butter in a pan just for a few minutes.
2. Add all the other ingredients except the minte and bring to a boil then reduce heat, and simmer until peas are tender.
3. Dont overcook – you probably need only 10 minutes for really fresh peas – remove from heat and put into a serving dish – then stir in the chopped mint.
4, We make our own feta – so love to add crumbled feta to the top of the peas, toss slightly and then serve. Yum! This could be a vegetarian main for those who also eat cheese.