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English Peas with Fresh Mint

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Welcome spring with this simple side dish of English peas and fresh mint. It’s the perfect accompaniment to everything from steamed fish and roast chicken to grilled lamb chops.


  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 lb. (1 kg) English peas, shelled (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh mint


In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 2 Tbs. of the butter. Stir in the peas and season with salt, then add enough water to just cover the peas. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain off the excess water. Stir in the remaining 1 Tbs. butter and sprinkle with the mint. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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