Peas and Morels with Mint

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 

A delightfully delicate dish of tender peas, brightened with the flavors of lemon zest and mint. Refreshing and delicious.


6 cups English peas, hulled
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp. butter
2 stalks spring garlic, thinly sliced (or scallions)
2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
Salt and pepper


1. In a large sauté pan, combine peas, oil, and zest with 4 tbsp. water. Place over high heat for 4-5 min. until peas are tender and water is nearly gone. Add butter, melt and remove from heat.

2. Toss in garlic and mint and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Source: Recipe from Chefs From Marc Valiani and Jody Denton

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