all we are saying, is give peas a chance

There is something about peas that really bothers me. Perhaps it’s that they’re not all that great. Seldom do I eat something with peas as the centerpiece and think, Damn—these peas just make me wanna take my pants off. For this reason I question my motivation to torture myself with a pea and mint crostini.

Heat frozen peas in boiling water or in the microwave until fully defrosted (they don’t have to be warm, just thawed). Combine with chopped fresh mint, minced garlic, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly squeezed lemon juice, S & P. Mash gently with a fork. Don’t puree to oblivion; we want to know we’re dealing with crappy old peas. Spread on toasted baguette and garnish with a bit more shaved or grated Pecorino.

After trying this crostini, I turned into a pea fanatic! No, that’s a lie. But I did quite enjoy the brightness of the peas, the fresh mint flavor, and the contrast of the mash to the crunch of the baguette. I’ve become less offended by the little guys, and perhaps more inclined to use them in the future.

For now, however, the pants are staying put.

  1. Mappy said:

    dealing w/crappy old peas! LMAO
    definitely trying the recipe.
    goes to show with a little imagination and know-how, you can make most anything work and become
    something delish!

    • jaxhubbard said:

      Oh so true. And willpower. Let’s not forget how brave I was to overcome my pea problem.

  2. nikkiinthecity said:

    Sweet Pea mash is so surprisingly delicious. The Aussie’s like to throw it on top of meat pies, which I love.
    I’ve never tried sweet peas with mint though. I think I’m going to have to give it a try.

    • jaxhubbard said:

      Yum–peas and mint…and MEAT.

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