Lemony Minted Peas

 
 Freshly shelled peas have such a satisfying crunch. Cook them with butter and mint, and serve them up as the crisp side dish to your favorite hearty meal.

Freshly shelled peas have such a satisfying crunch. Cook them with butter and mint, and serve them up as the crisp side dish to your favorite hearty meal.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter, or olive oil

2 thinly sliced scallions

1 pound freshly shelled peas

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Preparation

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil over medium-low heat and saute the scallions until softened, about 2 minutes.

Add peas, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until peas are tender and heated through, about 5 minutes.

Add mint, lemon zest, and top with 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil. 


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