Cooking with Your CSA Box -- Peas

Lemon - Tarragon Peas

Prep 15 minutes Cook 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 3 1/2 cups shelled fresh English peas
  • 1 1/2 cups whole fresh sugar snap pea pods and/or snow pea pods
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • Optional add-ins (asparagus and bacon) (everything is better with bacon!)

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water to boiling. Add English peas. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 8 minutes. Add the sugar snap peas. Cook, covered, about 4 minutes or just until crisp-tender; drain. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the peas. Toss gently until butter melts. Serve immediately.  Makes 6 servings.