When is comes to tasty sides, GREEN PEAS WITH BLUE CHEESE is a yes, please!
We’ve all been there, stumped for a side dish, whether it be for a holiday feast or a simple midweek dinner. We’re very happy to report that we gave peas a chance and the result is quick, easy and delicious. Better yet, our GREEN PEAS WITH BLUE CHEESE go with everything.
We’re going to keep this post short and to the point because we know you’ll be excited to try it. One thing we do suggest is to SHARE it on your favourite social media feeds and tell your friends about it. This dish really is something.
Here are some things to consider when you prepare GREEN PEAS WITH BLUE CHEESE:
Gathering the ingredients for this recipe couldn’t be easier, and I’m pleased the main part of the recipe only calls for four. Add in a bit of seasoning with some kosher salt and pepper and the entire dish is a six-ingredient wonder. We really like when simple works.
We love the look and flavour of fresh peas. You might find them still in their pods, where shelling them will take time to get the three cups needed. You can also look for bags of fresh shelled peas in the produce section of your supermarket; I used them for this story. Lastly, frozen peas will also work, just make sure to add them to the skillet frozen and sauté until they’re warmed through.
The pairing of fresh peas with blue cheese is like a match made in food lover’s heaven. The rich, distinctive flavour of this memorable cheese is so pleasing when partnered with the freshness of the peas. We also love how it melts in with the peas and the shallots give the side dish an enticing creaminess. If using a premium blue cheese, place it into the freezer for 30 minutes, then run it across a box grater to crumble.
BUTTER AND SHALLOTS
We’re hoping you’ve had the opportunity to cook with shallots, but if not, this is a great recipe to try them. Shallots are a cultivar of the onion family, but these pale pink, almost rose coloured gems have a mild, sweeter flavour. Starting the recipe by sautéing them up with butter to get them soft, sweet and fragrant. The peas plus cheese and these are fab!
There’s a little timing moment I’d like to mention with this recipe, when the peas are added into the hot skillet. Since they go in raw, the goal is to cook them until they’re just tender but not mushy. I suggest frequently tossing or stirring them gently in the skillet to help them cook evenly – keep a spoon at the ready. When the pan starts sizzling, the peas are usually just done. Give it a taste, add the cheese, toss and serve.