Give peas a chance!
Mint Shallot Peas
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I personally LOVE peas! I think they are so often overlooked as a great side vegetable. They're so easy to "spice up" and you can get so creative with how you serve them. The secret to really good peas? Butter. Always.
2 cups frozen or fresh peas
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 shallot, finely chopped
Fresh mint, chopped
Salt and pepper
Cook your peas! You can do this either in a saucepan on the stovetop (how I cook mine) or in the microwave. You want to cook them just enough so that they’re bright green and cooked through but not wrinkled aka overcooked. This does not take long, just 2-3 minutes!
Drain your peas and set aside, I leave mine in the colander or strainer.
In the saucepan you used to cook the peas (or in a saucepan if you microwaved your peas), add 1 tablespoon of butter and melt it over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until softened and fragrant.
Add the peas to the cooked shallot along with the other tablespoon of butter and stir over low heat so the butter melts.
Remove from heat then add in the chopped mint and a little salt and pepper. Serve peas with your favorite entrée!