Amazing Pea Purée
Amazing because it is so versatile, so easy so healthy and everyone loves it. I have used it as a pasta sauce, a dip, topping for crostini or canapés, a side salad and in a sandwich!
2 cups frozen peas
1-2 shallots (use spring onions, or red onions if preferred)
2tbs butter (can use olive oil if preferred)
salt and pepper
- Finely chop the onion and sauté until soft.
- Add the peas to the pan and then the butter.
- Keep the heat low and stir until butter has melted.
- Use hand blender to blitz.
Optional Extras : add a chopped clove of garlic to the onion. Mint is another good extra if you wish. Or try a sprig of fresh thyme. I choose the herb to complement the rest of the meal.
Serve warm or cold.
For Pasta Sauce : mix equal parts of pasta water to purée, then add the pasta. (And perhaps some Parmesan and extra peas)
For canapés crostini : add a slice of pancetta or chopped crispy bacon on top of puree.