With the weather cooling, this is a great time of year to find to local peas. Freshly shelled peas are great right out of the pod for a quick and healthy snack. They also make a great addition to any salad, but need to be cooked correctly for a nice flavorful addition and not an overcooked, mushy vegetable.
To cook the perfect peas you’ll need a couple things: a pot of boiling salty water, a strainer, and an ice water bath (a bowl or pot full of cold water and ice). First, shell and rinse your peas. Blanch the peas in boiling water for one minute, remove peas from water, place in strainer and submerge in ice-water bath.
This cooking technique will leave your peas with plenty of flavor and texture to be a wonderful addition to any dish.
This cooking technique was featured at one of our Communal cooking classes. Join us on the first Monday of every month to learn from Heirloom’s talented chefs. Reservations required: Call Communal at 801-373-8000 to reserve your seat today.