I’d been contemplating what to do with the peas I had in the freezer for a while.
There was the option of eating them with butter, salt, and pepper as I normally do or adding some chopped mint to make things more interesting. I liked the minted option but still wanted to do something different than the usual.
The food processor, once again, offered a quick and easy solution.
You can use fresh or frozen peas. The latter are convenient and work very well here, especially if you buy the kind that comes in a microwavable bag.
Minted Mashed Peas
4 small servings
20 mint leaves
2 tablespoons whipping cream
12 ounces frozen peas, cooked*
1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
Process all the ingredients in a food processor into a smooth puree. If you don’t have a food processor, use a potato masher to mash the peas and finely mince the mint.
Serve warm or at room temperature with lamb, beef or chicken.
* You may boil, microwave or steam the peas. I microwaved them for 4 minutes.