Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Buttered Peas With Chicken Chunks

Winter means lots of fresh veggies in the farmers market and one of my favorite is sweet fresh peas. The other day when I visited the market I can’t resist buying a large lot of fresh peas. Now the game begins after I buy the lot I could not found out any suitable recipe. Then one of my favorite chef came into my thoughts and she helped me ……. Guess who? Its Julia …..our Julia Child. This recipe is inspired from her buttered peas from her book the Art of French Cooking.
I just add chicken chunks with this recipe and I am telling you when peas and chicken are mixed in such a friendly ambience they work wonder.

Shelled fresh green peas    2 ½   cups
Chicken cube   ½ cup
Garlic    1 clove 
Sugar   1 tsp
Butter   3 tbsp
Fresh mint leaves 3 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon juice   1 tsp
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste


First take the chicken chunks and boil with chopped garlic and salt till they are tender. Drain. Now in a pan boil water and drop the peas and cook uncover for 5 minutes until they are almost but not quiet done. Now in a pan take ½ tbsp of butter and roll the boiled chicken chunks in it with a little salt and pepper. Keep aside. Now in that pan roll the peas over moderate heat for a moment so that the moisture evaporates. Then roll them with sugar, salt pepper and butter and cover and cook over low heat for about 6 to 8 minutes, tossing occasionally, till the peas are tender. Now add the chicken chunks adjust seasoning. Put off the flame. Mix freshly chopped mint leaves and lemon juice. Take it in your serving dish and serve hot as soon as possible. I hope you will like my version of buttered peas.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.



Chandrani said...

Wow...colourful healthy nice combo.

Padhu said...

Simple and yummy!

Julie said...

looks unique n delish..vegans can add soya chunks instead of chicken,lovely!!

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Heavenly Housewife said...

I love it that you took inspiration from Julia Child. I've only made one of her recipes, but it turned out beautifully.
*kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

Fantastic looking dish! Love the spring of herbage on top!

Catherine said...

Dear Sutapa, Julia is a favorite of mine also. This sounds light and delicious. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

Angie's Recipes said...

Love green peas...this is a perfect healthy and nutritious meal!

Katerina said...

Julia is an all time classic. I love the flavors incorporated in this dish Sutapa!

Jay said...

sounds interesting n unique recipe..:)
Tasty Appetite

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A light and delicious dish!



Anonymous said...

Those peas look picture perfect, so colorful, healthy and delicious!

My Little Space said...

Hi Sutapa, what a busy year end. Great to hear from you. Hope you're all well.
As always, you're just so good in showing us all the healthy dishes & wonderful post. Enjoy & have a fabulous festive season.