Poppy Pea Puré

Spring

Calling this green dude a "pea guacamole" would probably be like saying "vegan chicken wings" (which sounds quite ridiculous), it would also be rude to the peas since they're tasty and cool enough to have their own dish name. So here's a poppy pea purée for you, it can be used as spread on a piece of bread, dip or enjoyed just as it is with a spoon!

1 batch
25 minutes (+ 10 min if you have to "peel" the peas)
  • 500 g green peas (you can use fresh or canned but fresh are always fresher if you know what we mean!)
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Colza oil (or any other oil of your choice)
  • Tabasco
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (coriander, thyme & rosemary)

Take the pea pods and open them to release the peas (you're basically helping the pods giving birth to their peas ha). This might require a little patience, but you know what they say - patience is a virtue ;) Then cut the red onion and garlic, put them in a pan with a little oil fry them slightly to give them some marvellous taste. Then transfer the peas into boiling water and cook until tender. Once the peas are tender, put them into a blender (or use a hand mixer!), add a little of the water you use to cook the peas, add a dash of oil, salt & pepper, a couple of drops of Tabasco (something else spicy works too) and fresh coriander. Mix it all until it's smooth and gooey. Add more spices and oil according to how you want to taste. Put it in a bowl, top it with a swirl of oil and fresh herbs and voilà!

(the word "pea" was used 12 times in this recipe.)

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