I love to find quick, easy and tasty side dishes to go along with a main course. A couple of years ago I found the perfect way to fix frozen green peas. It only takes minutes to make and it has been my friend at many company dinners from birthdays to holidays.
Begin by chopping three to four scallions or green onions as my family call them.
Finely chop two cloves of garlic. I love fresh garlic and the way it smells as it is cooking.
This is the secret ingredient for this dish. Before this I had never really used Marjoram but I am telling you this has such a unique taste.
The main star is the frozen peas. I use petite peas because those are our favorites but do not use canned peas. They will be a mushy paste by the time you are through.
Sauté the scallions and garlic in 3 tablespoons of butter for just a few minutes. You don't want to over cook these because the garlic can burn easily. Smell that? Oh garlic!
I usually use fresh mushrooms but I only had canned. I used one small can but if you want more then add more. If they are fresh I sauté them with the scallions and garlic until tender. Once you have done this add 1 tablespoon Marjoram and a healthy pinch of kosher salt.
Last add one bag of frozen peas in the pan and cook on medium until they are heated through. Probably around four minutes. These are the best.
OK, now I'm hungry.