A slightly different way to serve sweet green peas. Tasty and pretty enough to serve for company dinner. This is good with a few chopped fresh mushrooms added also.
32 ounces frozen baby sweet green peas
1/2 tspn red pepper flakes
4 Medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced*
1/3 cup sweet red peppers, diced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon butter
Salt to taste
Thaw peas and drain any excess water. Heat olive oil in saute pan, adding peas, pepper flakes, red peppers and garlic. Stir to mix and saute covered over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Before serving add butter and salt to taste. Stir and serve. If you are serving bread, sour dough rolls would be a good match for these peas. No need to bake yourself, go to bake shop.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Hints and Tips
*Sliced garlic clove rather than crushed or minced results in a more subtle garlic taste and flavor. Some people enjoy garlic in a dish but prefer not to bite into pieces of it, sliced garlic in a dish almost eliminates that chance. Diners can just move the sliced garlic to the side of plate with a fork.
Recommended: I have a wonderful informative cook book to recommend Nika Hazelton Way with Vegetables. It is not in stock at Amazon but I noticed several Amazon sellers have copies for pennies. My copy is dated 1979, but believe the book may have a later date. Well worth the trouble of a search.
Equally informative is Perfect Vegetables: Part of "The Best Recipe" Series.