Today is the second day in our Week of Julia (Child, that is!).
There is something special about fresh garden peas. Maybe it’s their shape, their natural sweetness or their delicate appearance in a dish of melted butter. Peas are high on my list of favorite foods. If there is one thing I am guilty of, it’s stealing peas right out my mother’s garden or any garden that I just happen to wander in to. I can’t help it. So when the season is right to cook with garden peas, I’m already looking for the butter. Julia Child’s recipe for buttered peas is a simple, “let the peas shine” for themselves recipe. She actually had three recipes for peas, depending on the size and the season from when the peas were gathered or purchased. This recipe is for the ripe garden and farmer market peas, should there be any left from walking from the garden into the house, or the farmer’s market to the car. Enjoy!
Other fantastic pea recipes found here:
Buttered Snow Peas by Group Recipes
Warm Buttered Pea, Potato, Herb and Prosciutto Salad by We are Never Full
Buttered Peas by CD Kitchen
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