Monday, April 16, 2012

Buttered Peas

I enjoy all the fresh veggies when spring comes.  Fresh peas have always been a favorite. They are peas are a good source of protein and Vitamins A, C, K.  Green peas are also an excellent source of manganese.   I will eat them raw in salads, or cooked in butter.  In the following recipe, I cooked the peas in both butter and vegetable broth.  I added just a pinch of sugar to enhance the sweetness of the peas.  Fresh ground pepper seasons the peas to perfection.  This is  a quick , easy, and healthy side dish for any meal.

                                               Buttered Peas

1 (12 ounce) bag fresh peas washed
3 tablespoons butter - divided
1/3-cup vegetable broth
Pinch of Sugar
Freshly Ground Pepper


1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan.
2. Add vegetable broth and sugar to the butter. Bring to a boil.
3. Add peas to the broth, reduce heat and cook until tender.  The broth will be reduced by about half.
4. Remove peas from the saucepan and and serve with the remaining butter and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings


  1. I love peas, as well. These look great!

  2. Sometimes a healthy green veggie with a little seasoning really hits the spot. Peas make for a great side dish anyway, so I would be asking you to pass that bowl! Happy Monday!

  3. I remember eating fresh peas out of our garden as a yummy! You've given me a huge craving, Geri :)

  4. I love peas and usually have a pack of frozen one in the freezer. Must look out for some fresh one to try.