Carla's English Peas (From Top Chef Season 5)

If you are a fan of Top Chef Season 5 you know what i'm talking about. The real recipe is unknown but this is what I guaged from reading food blogs. Some recipes call for tarragon which I didnt have so I didnt use.

Here's the best ways to make "english peas"!

Pack of English peas (i got them at whole foods this weekend)
Lemon zest (made by grating the rind of a lemon really fine)
1/4 stick or 3 -4 tblsp butter
Salt and

1) Create a mixture of lemon zest and thyme (1tsp) in a bowl. Place cold butter.
2) Blanch the peas (until dark green). I just put them in a saucepan with water. Heat for about 5 minutes. Strain.
3) Add hot peas to bowl with cold butter. Toss. Add salt to taste (1/4 tsp).

That's it. It's the best.


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