Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sam's Recipes

Pea Puree

Side

6 servings

servings

16 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 kg / 2 lb frozen peas

125g / 8 tbsp butter (, unsalted)

2 garlic cloves, (minced)

2 medium eschalots (, finely sliced, ie the baby onions, aka French onions, US: shallots)

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock/broth (, low sodium, use vegetable stock if the puree is for fish)

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp white pepper

1 small handfuls mint leaves (optional)

Directions

Aromatics: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and eschalots, saute 3 minutes until soft, but don't let them go golden.

Cook peas: Add frozen peas and stock, increase heat to bring to simmer then cover and reduce heat to medium. Simmer 2 minutes.

Reserve Liquid: Remove 1/3 cup liquid from the saucepan, reserve.

Blitz: Transfer all peas and remaining liquid into a food processor. Add salt and pepper, and mint if using. Blitz on high for 1 minute until smooth.

Optional straining: For extra smooth, press through a mesh colander with a rubber spatula (it's easy).

Adjust consistency: Use Reserved Liquid as needed to achieve the desired consistency - I like a soft, dolloping consistency. Sometimes people want it looser. Add more salt and pepper if desired - remember, this is not supposed to be strongly flavoured or seasoned!

Serve warm. Either dollop/smear onto plates, or serve in bowls for people to help themselves.

6 servings

servings

16 minutes

total time
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