Eat your Peas! I was told as a child. You see, I really didn’t like cooked peas until very recently. I will eat raw peas until I am ill, but cooked peas? No thanks. But now I feel like I have been missing out, there is something about this preparation of cooked peas where the flavour is buttery and delicious, nothing like my childhood memories. So that is how we find ourselves with this lovely simple side to a piece of cooked fish which you can prepare ahead of time and reheat if necessary.
Play with the flavours. When I was researching this recipe I found lots of versions that called for lemon juice, or herbs like mint and tarragon. I will be trying this too but I wanted the simplest preparation to start with. Feel free to substitute the extra milk for stock if you are trying to watch your calories and cream if you are feeling like snubbing them.
Pea Puree Recipe(makes ~3/4 cup)
Bring a pot of well salted water to a boil. Add peas and cook for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain and add to blender along with butter, milk and salt and pepper. Blend and add stock or water to loosen as needed. Taste and correct for seasoning.