Prepare this delicious canned peas recipe so you will enjoy a cheap and tasteful veggie side dish in less than 15 minutes.
Makes 2 servings in 10 minutes, originally posted by The Skinny Cook on 07th January 2001 (Vegetables / European (Belgium) / Side Dish / Stove / No marination).
This is a very easy yet tasteful meal, which is ready as fast as you want it to be ready.
The trick to make it more delicious is the amount of parsley to add to the peas, so maybe you need to experiment a bit until you find it as nice as you want it.
You can also use frozen peas and of course using fresh peas will be even more delicious. For sure add some water or stock when you use fresh ones.
Fine peas are quite sweet on their own, so when you are following a paleo diet, or you trained your taste buds to appreciate the real sweetness of fruits and vegetables, do not add any sugar to the recipe below! Then there is the discussion whether peas are legumes, so not paleo? Important with legumes is that they are cooked to perfection, which is easily achieved when you by them cooked in a tin. Some peas are allowed, just don’t try to get all your protein out of legumes: meat, fish and seafood form the protein base in primal paleo.
Do choose the finest peas available: the bigger the peas, the less tasty they are.
Canned peas ingredients
- 1 little tin of peas (net weight 7 oz ; 230 gram)
- 1 little onion or big shallot : finely chopped
- about 1 oz (28 gram) butter: for paleo lovers who don’t eat butter: use your favorite oil or fat: nothing beats porkbelly fat.
- pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- 1 twig parsley
- (for those not following a paleo diet and having a sweet tooth:1 teaspoon sugar)
Fast and easy recipe for canned peas
- Heat the oil or fat and add the onion. Fry until onion becomes translucent.
- Add peas, parsley, sugar, pepper and salt. Add some water or stock or use some liquid of the tin can. (3 tablespoons)
- Simmer with a lid on the pot until the peas are warm enough to serve.