Buttered Green Peas and Mushrooms

Peas Please !

Frozen, they lie in packets all the year round. Fresh, they come only when in season.Yes dear friends, I am talking about peas. No packed version can compare to the little ones straight from the pod. They are sweet and tender and a vibrant shade of green which looks ever so inviting. Enjoy this simple dish where young peas are teamed with button mushrooms. They are tossed in Verka Butter to make a nourishing acompaniment to any meal.

Buttered Green Peas and Mushrooms

  • 350-400 gm fresh peas
  • 4 spring onions, washed and trimmed
  • 3-4 pods garlic, sliced
  • 250 gm button mushrooms
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp Verka Butter
  • 2 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon (zest is optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method:

  • Chop separately the white and green shoots of the spring onions. Slice the mushrooms separately/
  • Heat 1 tbsp Verka Butter in a pan and stir fry the white shoots of the spring onions along with the garlic. Remove to a plate.
  • Add the remaining butter to the pan and tip in the mushrooms. Saute till browned.
  • Boil the peas in the vegetable stock till they are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add the onion, garlic and cooked peas to the pan. Add salt , pepper, sliced onion-greens and dried herbs. Mix well and warm through