Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Minty Peas

British comfort food

This dish is a variant of “mushy peas,” which is a British staple.  The Mixed Stew was also inspired by Nando’s PERi-PERi Macho Peas.  It’s hard to mess up with this dish.  Presentation comes in second to taste and rustic charm.  Mashing the peas helps to infuse the green peas with spicy seasonings the off-set the natural sweetness of this green veggie.  We used cherry peppers that provide some extra grit without sacrificing peppery flavors.  DO NOT OVERMASH!  You want bruised peas but not a sludge or puree.  Remember that peas provide a great source of protein and dietary-fiber.

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