Organic Garden peas
From pod to pot to plate in minutes, these super-sweet organic garden peas are just the ticket for perking up grey days.
From pod to pot to plate in minutes, these super-sweet organic garden peas are just the ticket for perking up grey days. Pop them from their pods (quite a meditative task if you’re in the right mood) and enjoy them in all sorts of summery risottos and pasta dishes, or briefly boil as a simple side of greens. They’re sweet enough that we even like to eat them raw, straight from the pods! The season is brief, so enjoy them while you can.
Country of originProduced in
- The UK
How to prepare
Pop them out of their pods then boil for just a few minutes. To turn your garden peas into the star of the plate, make pea pasta: while the pasta cooks, fry a little garlic, add peas and crème fraîche along with lemon zest. Bubble for a few minutes, then add Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon juice. Toss the sauce with the pasta and any fresh herbs you have around. Basil is especially good.
BBQ tip: Cook the beans in their pods for 2-3 mins, until marked and starting to blister. Flip and cook for a further 2-3 mins. When cool enough to handle, pop open the pods and thumb out the peas. You can add them to salads and side dishes.
Keep in the fridge in their pods and eat within a day or two for the best flavour.
Grown by Guy Singh-Watson, Baddaford Farm, Devon
Guy Singh-Watson is the founder of Riverford, and grew up on our own Wash Farm, Devon. These days, he also has his own farm just next door: Baddaford. On this 150-acre farm, nestled in a steep-sided valley, Guy and his team grow all sorts of organic fruit and veg for our boxes; from summer strawberries to autumn squash.
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