There were an enormous amount of peas in our CSA box last week. So, I put the kids to work. 🙂
Luckily, they thought shelling peas was great fun!
I made a very tasty and very simple fresh pea side dish with them.
I poured the freshly shelled peas into boiling water and left them there for about one minute. Just to take the rawness out. I don’t like mushy peas. Then I drained them and put a pat (or three) of butter (the most wonderful fresh Amish butter in the world – from our local food co-op. To my local friends….if you haven’t bought butter from Paula’s – DO IT NOW!)
I also put a pinch of sea salt and lemon zest on them. Done and DELICIOUS! 🙂
I love the way they looked all bunched up and cozy in their pods.
“Sam – don’t eat them yet.”
“Sam – only one more pea then peel the rest.”
(he couldn’t resist the raw pea, I think he ate more than he put in the bowl!)
Ah-ha, this is why he couldn’t resist.
Look at that face.
He was watching her so intently and he has to do everything she does.
They were tasty….raw and cooked! 🙂