Peas with Butter and Shallots

Peas with Butter and ShallotsI picked up some English Peas recently from Trader Joes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a fancy recipe with them or if I wanted to keep it simple. I ended up keeping it simple. I boiled the peas for just a couple of minutes then added them to a skillet with some shallots sautéed in a bit of butter then seasoned them with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Super quick. Super simple. Super tasty. Enough said.

Peas with Butter and Shallots:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 10 oz fresh English Peas (frozen would work great too)
  • 2-3 tsp butter
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Peas with Butter and Shallots

Cook the peas in a boiling pot of water for 1½ – 2 minutes (less time if using frozen peas). Remove from the water and drain.

Heat the butter over medium heat then add the shallots and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked/drained peas to the butter and shallots, mixing well to evenly coat the peas in butter. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Peas with Butter and Shallots

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13 Responses to “Peas with Butter and Shallots”

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    Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook — May 10, 2011 @ 3:33 am

    I got those same peas, but I ate them all before I could cook them! So good. Will try your way next.

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    Janna Renee — May 10, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    I just love peas…i can eat them anytime! oh and that Reuben from your previous post looks AMAZING!

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    Bo — May 10, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    I love fresh peas…Great simple recipe.

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    Cheryl — May 10, 2011 @ 4:58 am

    Looks good, Costco has them as well!

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    LoveIsBrightAndYourMySunShine — May 10, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    i love making this its simple and healthy 🙂

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — May 10, 2011 @ 5:09 am

    This looks like such a simple and delish side dish, Pam! My husband would love it, but as I've never matured enough from childhood, I still can't stand peas. 🙁 Thanks for sharing anyway!

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    Mary — May 10, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    Pam. these are really beautiful. It is so nice to be able to buy fresh English peas. They really make a difference with this type of dish. I love your recipe. Blessings…Mary

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    Carmen Rosa — May 10, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    The peas were eating up in Malaga (Spain), where I live, it does more than 30000 years. In the prehistoric caves jars of mud have revealed themselves with "chicharos" since here we call them.
    It is a very typical plate, to which we add Iberian ham…
    Cocinais in The United States, recipes very similar to that of our forbears, for what we have very much jointly.

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — May 10, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I love fresh peas, this looks a good way to cook them. Diane

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    peachkins — May 10, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I love peas as a side dish!

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    Suman Singh — May 10, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Simple and refreshing side dish..looks great!

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    The Blonde Duck — May 10, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I just made peas last night!

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    StephenC — May 10, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    I love peas and I'm perfectly happy with frozen ones (cost effective). Butter and peas – heaven.

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