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. For a vegan version, feel free to substitute extra-virgin olive oil for the butter.
- 4 cups shelled fresh English peas
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives, chervil or flat-leaf parsley
- 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, salt and pepper.
Per serving: 90 calories (20 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates (4g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 5g protein.
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