I used to hate peas. Deep down in my heart I knew the cafeteria ladies despised me each time they plopped a spoonful of wrinkly, mushy peas onto my tray. Thankfully, I have learned that most often it isn’t the original food item I have hated, but simply the manner in which it was prepared. To this day I still turn up my nose at canned peas heated in their own water, but fresh and frozen peas are a treat.
The almonds give a nutty flavor that helps this spring vegetable complement many autumn dishes.
- 1lb frozen peas
- 1 1/2 TBSP butter
- 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- salt to taste
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and stir frequently.
As soon as the almonds begin to lightly brown reduce the heat to low and add the peas.
Stir frequently until heated through.
When the frozen peas first come in contact with the butter, it will appear as if all of the moisture has disappeared, don’t worry, this is temporary and will fix itself as the peas warm up.
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