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English Pea

The English pea season is a sign of springtime. Fresh English peas have a sweet-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. Peel the outer pod off and blanch or sauté. Purée and use for a dip, spread, sauce, or hot or cold soup or use whole in a salad, Risotto, pasta dish or vegetable dish. There are many types of fresh legumes and the best substitutes for fresh English peas is Edamame, Fava Bean, and Fresh Garbanzo Beans.

Alternative Names

Garden Pea, Green Pea, Petits Pois

Category

Fresh Legume

Origin

England

Flavor

Sweet, Vegetal

Texture

Crunchy, Tender

Prep Methods

Mash/Purée, Peel

Cooking Method

As Is, Blanch, Sauté

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