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Mashed Potatoes with Peas and Scallions
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Don't worry about the late introduction of the peas during cooking - since they're fresh they won't take any time at all to cook and the heat from the potatoes will be plenty to cook them through and make sure they're tender when it's time to eat.

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Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds red new potatoes, cut into 2" chunks
  • 10 oz. fresh peas
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add 2 tsp salt and enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender (approx. 20-25 minutes).
  3. Add the peas, cook for 30 seconds more, then drain and return the potatoes and peas to the pot.
  4. Add the sour cream, butter, 1 tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper to the potatoes and mash to the desired consistency. Fold in the scallions.

 

Pasta with Spring Peas

Pasta with Spring Peas
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Peas are great because they have a natural sweetness that's subtle. This is a vegetarian recipe but it's easy to incorporate chicken tenderloins or a fish, such as salmon, for added protein.

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb pappardelle or linguine
  • 1 lb peas
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Pulse the peas in a food processor or blender until chopped but not pureed. Add ½ cup ricotta, salt, and pepper and pulse to combine.
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving ⅓ cup of the pasta water, and return it to the pot. Add the peas and reserved pasta water and toss.
  4. Divide the pasta among individual bowls. Top with the remaining ricotta, a sprinkle of chives, and a drizzle of oil.

 

Parmesan Peas

Parmesan Peas
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Serves: 4 servings
 
You won't even think about leaving your peas on your plate with this recipe! These peas are easy to make and easy to pair with virtually any dinner.

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 small shallots, sliced
  • 1 lb fresh peas
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus a pinch
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook until soft and translucent.
  3. Stir in the peas and ½ teaspoon salt and cook until the peas are soft but still bright green.
  4. Add the lemon juice and toss.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan and a generous pinch of black pepper.

 

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