Slow Sides #1 - Peas
Today we begin a new cooking challenge on SlowTalk - Sunday Slow Sides. Along with my fellow cooks and bloggers, we will prepare side dishes using a single ingredient as our base. The single ingredient will be part of the summer's bounty from our own gardens or from farmer's markets or CSA shipments.
Amy of Destination Anywhere is up first this week, and she chose peas. Kim created the colorful logo from one of Amy's CSA shipment photos.
I couldn't find any fresh peas locally, so I used frozen petite peas. When I do find some fresh peas this summer, I am going to try the recipe again because it was yummy.
I decided to use just lettuce (a head of butter lettuce), but next time I want to try romaine and/or spinach to give it a little more color and flavor variety. The mint was great and very refreshing.
All in all, this was a wonderful, light side dish - a keeper! Thank you, Amy!