Peas. Sweet Peas. Frozen Sweet Peas. Who likes them? I don't. They are odd little balls of squishy yuckiness. I have been the one to always skip on the Peas no matter how they are disguised. Chinese food is a tedious hide and seek challenge when trying to pick them out of my shrimp fried rice.
As I was looking around the freezer trying to figure what I wanted to make for you guys....I noticed a pack of frozen sweet Peas. I challenged myself to make some things with sweet peas that you normally wouldn't try. I put Daniell to work and this is what we came up with.
Pretty Darn amazing right? And yes my dear that is a sweet pea cake in the back. We will get to that later.
Sweet Pea Crostini
2 Cups Thawed Sweet Peas
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup White Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
Juice of 1/2 a lemon 🍋
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and Pepper Tsp of both
Baguette of your choice cut into 1/2 inch slices buttered and lined on a sheet pan
Purée your sweet Peas and white Cheddar Cheese for about 30 seconds
Add in your minced garlic and purée...
Your mixture should start to look like chunky mashed potatoes....Add in your salt and pepper and olive oil.
Purée your mixture until everything is blended and your sweet Peas should be a bright green at this point.
I added a little Texas Pete after tasting my mix. I thought it needed an extra little kick.
Bake your toast rounds for about 5-7 minutes on 350 degrees.
Spread your sweet pea mixture on your toast and add your bacon on top. Enjoy!!!!!!! If you have a little extra Parmesan Cheese you can sprinkle a little on top. Tastes incredible and you will forget that you are even eating Peas!!
Sweet Pea Pasta and Shrimp:
This was not my recipe so I am not going to post it but if you would like the recipe Daniell will definitely email it you! This was a great dish to disguise the flavor of the Peas because the alfredo sauce was sooo strong and so vibrant!!!
You can email her at email@example.com.
Now on to the drink of the day:
1 Cup Sweet Peas
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Fresh Pineapple
1 Cup Vanilla Pudding
1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream or Yogurt
Combine all of your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Now this is a great drink for my healthy eaters. Most people wouldn't think to add Peas to a smoothie but they add a delicate earthiness to your morning pick me up.
Dah dah dah.....the moment you have been waiting for:
Sweet Pea Cake with Butter Cream Icing
I know I know....why would we do this to a sweet morsel of goodness like a perfectly good cake?! But we just had to try it...
This recipe is as simple as adding bananas to your pancake mix.
Find your favorite vanilla cake recipe and just add Peas and a 1/4 cup of sugar.....
Check out the pics:
and there you have it folks......
4 ways to utilize those pesky peas!!
Check out my taste tester........he is my biggest critic and if he approved then you know it's good!
Just Lisa ❤️