Fresh Minted Green Pea Puree

written by cookeatlove on March 22, 2011 in Salads and Soups and Vegetables with 4 comments

This dish will make you very happy.  It is a delightful side to any protien.  I served it along with a nice baked sablefish. I wish I had taken pictures of the meal together.  The pea puree is light, and incredibly fresh tasting.  It is like spring on a plate!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen spring green peas
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 14 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt
  • white pepper

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook peas in boiling water for 1 ½ – 2 minutes. Strain & plunge into ice water to stop cooking process & keep that vibrant green color. Drain. In a food processor or blender puree green peas with  heavy cream,  and mint leaves.  Season with sugar & salt & pepper.   Adjust seasoning & refrigerate until ready to use.  You may make this as thin or as thick as you want depending on how you are plating.