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.
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