Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Italian Peas

Posted by Lori:
"I do not like green peas and ham.  I do not like them Sam I am!" 
(I know it's supposed to be green eggs, but this post is about peas)

Never have.....supposed I never would... but I guess I've changed my mind as of tonight!

My husband bought some frozen vegetables from Schwan's several months ago. One of them was peas.  I finally decided I had to make them - just to get them out of the freezer!  Since we were having an Italian-themed supper, I searched for a pea recipe that would work.  This recipe is from "worshipwarriormt" on Allrecipes.com. 

Wow!  They are great!  "I do!  I like them, Sam I am!  I do, I like green eggs and ham!"  (or in our case tonight, Italian Meat Roll.

Italian Peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped (I used 1 teaspoon onion powder)
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces frozen green peas
1 tablespoon chicken stock (I used 1 tablespoon chicken base - found by the bouillon)
salt and pepper to taste (I didn't need any!)
Not on original recipe:  I sprinkled a little bit of Parmesan on top.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes. Add frozen peas, and stir in stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes. (I cooked them longer because I doubled the recipe.)
Here's the rest of our meal:  Italian Meat Roll, Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs, corn on the cob, and Italian Bread.  I'll post the first two tomorrow.  The bread recipe was posted by mom last summer. Click on this link for recipe. Delicious!.

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

sounds interesting...of course anything cooked with onion and garlic is a winner to me!

Anonymous said...

I love peas. I will have to try this version. Of course they are a great source of fiber.


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