Mushy Peas

British Bites

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Mushy Peas

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass.  Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)

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  • Yield:Serves 4
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes
  • Rated:

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint, basil or sage (optional)

Directions

  1. 1.

    Place peas, 1 tablespoon butter and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Cook, stirring often, until peas are thawed and soft and butter is melted, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and mash peas with a potato masher or wooden spoon until desired consistency is reached.

  2. 2.

    Add lemon juice and remaining butter and mix until butter is incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper adding optional herbs if using.