Peas & Pea Shoots with Spring Onions & Mint


  • 1 pound frozen peas (4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium spring onions (bulbing), sliced 1/4 inch thick (3 cups)
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups lightly packed tender pea shoots or small watercress sprigs
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the peas until they are just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.
In the same saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and a pinch of salt, cover and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in the peas, cover and cook until heated through, 1 minute. Stir in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Remove from the heat and stir in the pea shoots until wilted. Stir in the mint, season with salt and pepper and serve.


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