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At Your Convenience: Frozen Peas

Everyday Food, January 2010

Go Green
Because frozen peas are picked at the peak of their season and immediately frozen to preserve their flavor, they're often sweeter and more tender than fresh peas. 

They're also usually less expensive (and you don't need to shell them). Frozen peas are delicious in soups, pastas, potpies, and side dishes. To thaw, place in a colander and run briefly under hot water.

Easy Ideas For Peas
Cover thawed peas with chicken or vegetable broth by 1/2 inch and simmer 5 minutes. Puree in a blender until smooth and thin as needed. Serve soup topped with a dollop of yogurt. 

For a side, saute thawed peas with butter. Toss thawed peas with hot cooked pasta, cream cheese, and cubed ham. Or saute cubed cooked potatoes until lightly golden, then add peas and a dash of curry powder and heat through.