Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mushy Peas

Mushy peas is a very delicious traditional accompaniment from Britain.Though it is traditionally made with marrow fat peas.But I use fresh peas and it turns out delicious.In Northern England and the Midlands they are a traditional accompaniment to fish and chips, although their appeal has spread and sometimes mint is used as a flavoring. All over Britain, but particularly associated with Northern England they are commonly served as part of the popular snack of pie and peas (akin to the Australian pie floater, but with mushy peas instead of a thick pea soup) and are considered a part of traditional British cuisine.Mushy peas are also sometimes served in batter as a pea fritter.I follow traditional methods and to garnish add some chopped onion which is bit far from traditional but it add a crunch to this smooth paste. Skip if you want to stick to the traditional mushy peas recipe. I am sure you all will love this.

Mushy Peas

  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter/ diet butter
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt and pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook peas and mint in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes or until bright and tender. Drain. Remove and discard mint.
  2. Transfer peas to a bowl. Add butter, cream. Mash with potato masher or wooden spatula or you can put in your blender to make smooth paste. Add lemon juice. Season with black salt and pepper. I like little coarse so use a masher. Mash and mix well or process until combined. Spoon into a bowl. Serve with crispy fish and chips.

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1 comment:

Chandrani Banerjee said...

This dish is new to me. It looks yumm. Try it soon, Sutapa.