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Green Peas with Blue Cheese

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet set on moderate-high heat.
  2. Add shallots and toss in the pan, cooking until soft.
  3. Add peas and a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to combine. Cook peas until just tender, stirring or tossing frequently.
  4. Sprinkle cheese onto skillet and toss a few times to warm and melt cheese.
  5. Transfer to bowl and garnish with a tiny sprinkle of additional blue cheese. Serve immediately.
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Fresh green peas sautéed with butter and shallots, then tossed with crumbled blue cheese…

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    10 MIN
  • 6 SERVINGS
Green Peas with Blue Cheese

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. 

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Here are some things to consider when you prepare GREEN PEAS WITH BLUE CHEESE:

Ingredients for Green Peas with Blue Cheese

INGREDIENTS

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.

Freshly shelled green peas

GREEN PEAS

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.

Blue cheese crumbled for the recipe

BLUE CHEESE

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 give the dish lots of flavour

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!

The peas sauteed in a large skillet with crumbled blue cheese

TIMING

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.

Green Peas with Blue Cheese

ENJOY!

As I mentioned off the top, this simple side dish goes with everything. I love serving it with our EASY ROASTED CHICKEN, this ASIAN SALMON, our PORK TENDERLOIN or our famous GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN. Because of its simple preparation, our GREEN PEAS WITH BLUE CHEESE also work perfectly as a side for the holidays. They’re mighty tasty with our DRY-BRINED TURKEY, OVEN-BAKED HAM and this impressive CROWN ROAST OF PORK.

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Green Peas with Blue Cheese

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shelled fresh peas
  • 3 small shallots, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • sprinkle kosher salt
  • sprinkle black pepper
  • more cheese for garnish

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet set on moderate-high heat.
  2. Add shallots and toss in the pan, cooking until soft.
  3. Add peas and a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to combine. Cook peas until just tender, stirring or tossing frequently.
  4. Sprinkle cheese onto skillet and toss a few times to warm and melt cheese.
  5. Transfer to bowl and garnish with a tiny sprinkle of additional blue cheese. Serve immediately.

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