How To Cook Fresh Peas – Delicious and Easy Recipe

How To Cook Fresh Peas
5/5
Prep. time:
20 min
Difficulty:
easy
Amount:
2 dishes
Cosher:
milky

This recipe for fresh peas offers a delightful way to enjoy the vibrant flavors of this seasonal vegetable. With a cooking time of approximately 20 minutes, it’s a quick and wholesome dish perfect for any occasion.

How to cook fresh peas - Ingredients:

  • · 500g fresh peas
  • · 1 tablespoon butter
  • · 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • · 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • · 100ml vegetable stock
  • · Salt and pepper to taste
  • · Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

How to prepare fresh peas - the steps:

  1. Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until they turn soft and translucent.
  3. Stir in the fresh peas and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the vegetable stock, season with salt and pepper to taste, then cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the peas are tender.
  5. Once cooked, remove from heat and garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional advantages

Fresh peas are rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. They provide a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, contributing to overall health and well-being.

Alternative Ingredients

 For a vegan version, substitute butter with olive oil or vegan butter. For a gluten-free option, ensure the vegetable stock is gluten-free certified.

Possible Add-ons or Upgrades

 Enhance the flavor of this dish by adding diced pancetta or crispy bacon for a savory twist. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top just before serving for a creamy and indulgent touch.

Q&A

Can I use frozen peas instead of fresh?

Yes, you can substitute fresh peas with frozen ones if fresh peas are not available. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as frozen peas may cook faster.

Can I omit the butter for a healthier option?

Certainly! You can use olive oil or a light vegetable oil as a substitute for butter to make the dish lighter.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize this recipe by adding diced carrots, chopped spinach, or any other vegetables of your choice for added flavor and nutrition.

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