Green Pea Puree
- 6 cups shelled peas (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 6 Tbs. loosely packed chopped fresh mint
- 2 tsp. salt
Transfer the peas to a food processor, add the mint and salt and process for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process until the puree is smooth, about 1 minute more.
Working in batches, pass a small amount of the puree through a medium-mesh sieve set over a heatproof bowl, pressing with a rubber spatula.
Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and heat, stirring occasionally, until the puree is hot. Serve immediately. Serves 8 to 10.