Spring Pea Puree Toast

Just in time for spring......another pea puree to swipe on toast.

I have made many versions of pea puree to use with salmon or on ricotta toast, but this version was a game changer.  Why?  Because it uses butter.

Butter makes it richer and more of a "spread" instead of a big mush.  And there is a shallot in the recipe which goes beautifully with the sweet peas.

This recipe is from the cookbook GRAZE by way of Susan Spungen's newsletter.

This is the perfect springy thing when you want something green and there is nothing in the garden yet, except maybe some chives sprouting up.

The New Pea Puree:  (adapted from GRAZE)

1 bag of frozen petit pois, defrosted (2 cups)
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp minced shallot
salt & pepper
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
1/2 cup of chicken stock

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and add in the peas and minced shallot.
Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat until the shallot is softened in the butter.

Place in a food processor with another 2 tbsp of butter and add in the grated cheese and chicken stock.  Season with salt & pepper.

Whiz until a nice puree is formed.

Swipe on toast and garnish with parmesan curls and mint.

Happy spring.  :)


Katie C. said…
I haven’t grown mint before and am planning my garden. I know you have to put it in a pot to restrict its spreading everywhere. Did you grow your own and did it over winter outside?
Stacey Snacks said…
Katie, it does take over a lot in the garden but you can just cut it back. It dies soon as it gets cold but then it comes right back up in the spring. It is no maintenance no fuss plant.
Katie C. said…
My kind of plant ❤️. I’m going to see what plants the local big box stores have today. I definitely need rosemary since mine didn’t survive this past winter’s cold. I love roasted potatoes with rosemary. My oregano is like your mint and seems to survive anything. In fact, I probably need to whack it back a bit. I usually harvest a bunch in early June and hang it to dry in rubber banded bunches. I use binder clips and a triangular shaped hanger. It goes on the shower rod in the guest bath where my two kitty twits can’t reach.🙄

My guy just repotted the tomato seedlings into red solo cups yesterday. The pepper plants are lagging as usual.

Our last frost date is usually Mother’s Day here in northern Virginia but, scanning the weather app, we might be safe to plant now. I think you all are a couple of weeks behind us.

I need to get some compost to add to my raised beds too. Our compost pile just doesn’t generate enough.