Fresh Peas with Scallions, Lemon & Mint

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A perfect spring recipe to serve at a seasonal meal.

Ingredients

 Sea Salt
 ½ pound shelled fresh peas or 1¼ cup frozen peas
 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter
 3 scallions, finely chopped
 ½ cup half & half or vegan unflavored creamer
 2 teaspoons finely chopped mint, (reserve two leaves for garnish)
 ½ teaspoon minced lemon zest
 Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

1

Fill a large pot with two quarts of water and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil.

2

Cook the peas for 2-3 minutes, then drain them and let them dry on a paper towel. For frozen peas, just rinse and follow directions below.

3

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Turn heat to medium-low. Add scallions and cook for 3 minutes. Add cream, mint, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 30 seconds. Add the peas and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring well.

4

Take the pan off the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with mint, and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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Ingredients

 Sea Salt
 ½ pound shelled fresh peas or 1¼ cup frozen peas
 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter
 3 scallions, finely chopped
 ½ cup half & half or vegan unflavored creamer
 2 teaspoons finely chopped mint, (reserve two leaves for garnish)
 ½ teaspoon minced lemon zest
 Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1

Fill a large pot with two quarts of water and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil.

2

Cook the peas for 2-3 minutes, then drain them and let them dry on a paper towel. For frozen peas, just rinse and follow directions below.

3

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Turn heat to medium-low. Add scallions and cook for 3 minutes. Add cream, mint, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 30 seconds. Add the peas and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring well.

4

Take the pan off the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with mint, and serve immediately.

Serves 6

Fresh Peas with Scallions, Lemon & Mint