Easy Steamed English Peas

Easy Steamed English Peas

Serves 6

A classic spring side dish, these steamed peas are perfect with only the addition of butter, salt and pepper. Toss in some chopped fresh herbs if you like.

  • 4 cups shelled fresh English peas
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives, chervil or flat-leaf parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine peas and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring once or twice and lowering heat as needed to maintain a simmer, until peas are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain peas, return to pan, and stir in butter, herbs (if using), salt and pepper.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 90 calories (20 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 5g protein.
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