Steamed English Peas
My grandmother taught me how to steam English peas wrapped in lettuce with a little milk and butter. It is super simple and oh so delicious. If you can find the younger, smaller fresh peas it is even better!
- 2 cups of fresh English peas (Frozen will work, too. Just be sure to thaw first. Look for 'petite' peas at the store.)
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- green leaf lettuce (not Iceberg)
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sized saucepan add enough milk to cover the bottom of the pan about 1/4 inch deep. Water can be used in place of the milk.
Line the bottom of the pan with a single layer of lettuce leaves. It is okay if the leaves overlap.
Add peas and butter.
Cover peas and butter with a second layer of lettuce leaves.
Cook over low heat until liquid begins to bubble. Continue cooking for another 5 to 10 minutes until peas are crisp and tender.
Drain liquid and discard lettuce. Season with salt and pepper and serve.