Saturday, July 31, 2010

Peas with Green Onions and Basil


My Sweet Basil finally decided to grow. One day it just decided to start shooting up. No sooner had I started enjoying pinching leaves and it began to flower. Such is the life of a gardener! This week, in between drying the leaves, I have been adding basil to as many of our meals as I can. The natural sweetness of basil is the perfect compliment to peas and green onions.

Ingredients:July2010 293

1 lb. fresh peas 
2 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup green onions
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, diced


Place peas in a steaming basket, and add basket to boiling water(do not let the water touch the peas). Steam for 2 minutes or until the peas are just barely tender.

While peas are steaming, melt butter; add green onions; cook until tender but not brown. Stir in peas, parsley, and basil. Cook covered over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until tender.

What is your favorite way to use basil?

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Alison said...

Sounds yummy! My favorite way to use basil is pesto of course! This sounds like a really good way to cook peas, I'll have to try it. Usually I just saute them for about 2 or 3 minutes in a little butter, add salt, pepper and then chopped mint just at the end! I never thought fresh shelled peas would taste so much better than frozen. I will always grow peas from now on!

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