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English peas have a large grass-green, pod enclosing its round, sweet peas. The pods grown on vines and are not palatable, but the peas inside may be eaten fresh, cooked or dried.
English peas are available from Tutti Frutti in the late winter and spring months.
Peas like beans are divided into two categories: those with edible pods or inedible pods. The pea we are familiar with, also known as the English pea, green pea, and garden pea, has an inedible pod. Most commercial peas are called English peas or garden peas. Today, of all the green peas grown, only five per cent come to the market fresh, more than half is canned, and the remainder are frozen.
As a fresh vegetable source of protein, English peas are second only to lima beans. A three-fourths cup serving contains about 100 calories and more protein than a tablespoon of peanut butter or a whole egg, and less than one-half gram of fat.
Fresh English peas are sweet and tender enough to be eaten raw but may also be prepared cooked. Blanch fresh peas briefly, then drain and process with cilantro, garlic and parmesan into a spread for sandwiches or dip. Blanch and drain fresh peas the mash with a fork, stir in chopped mint and grated pecorino then spread on crostini. Toss fresh peas with baby lettuce, vinagrette, radishes, chopped walnuts and goat cheese for a spring salad. Cook diced onion, potato and peas in vegetable stock, then puree into soup and serve topped with fresh mint. To store, wrap unwashed pea pods in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate. For optimum quality and taste, use English peas within two to three days of purchase. Shelled English peas may be frozen, but they will lose their crisp texture.
Locally grown at Tutti Frutti Farms, this renowned farm produces more than fifty premium fresh produce items and has since 1988. This seasoned and well-established farm sustains two hundred acres in Lompoc, California and fourteen fertile acres in Carpinteria, California. Specialty Produce strongly supports and enthusiastically endorses our local California growers, farmers, ranchers and the California farming industry.
Recipes that include English Peas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Katie at the Kitchen Door||Smashed Pea, Dill & Feta Crostini|
|Gather and Dine||Farro, Fava Bean & English Pea Salad|