Fast Buttery Peas

30 Dec

I wanted a fast vegetable side dish to go with a ham dinner the other night and this one looked promising. It was incredibly easy to make and added a little extra flavor to regular frozen peas.


Serves 4

Start to Finish: 10 minutes


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 shallot, minced

1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

1 garlic clove, minced

1 pound frozen peas (3 cups), do not thaw

2 teaspoons sugar

Salt and Pepper


Melt the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallot, thyme, and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the peas and sugar. Cover and cook until the peas are heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

From America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 3rd Edition


One Response to “Fast Buttery Peas”


  1. 2016 Top 5 Kitchen Fails and Successes + Video! – Luv Cooks | Love people with food. - December 30, 2016

    […] 5. Frozen Peas: Frozen peas are life-changing. Turns out that frozen snap peas are more than likely fresher frozen than they are at your local market. Peas begin losing their flavor the moment they are picked, so frozen ones tend to retain that flavor (and avoid the shelf-life starchiness) that grocery store peas can have. One of my favorite peas recipes is from America’s Test Kitchen: Gravy Training Blog […]

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