I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 288/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vegan Petits Pois Frais à l'Anglaise

[Buttered Peas I - for very tender, sweet, fresh, green peas]

...I've been to the garden here in mid-August...

...and picked my first spring peas...so funny...fresh peas are not generally available at our grocery store...so I've had to wait until we had some in the garden to try this recipe...

...but it is such a pleasure to sit outside in the earliest of the cool fall evenings...and shell peas...

...we grew two varieties and you can definitely tell the difference...some are tiny greyish-green and the others are regular...

...just some salted water...

...dump the peas into the boiling water...

...boil slowly, uncovered for 4-8 minutes...

...drain immediately...see the different sized/coloured peas...

...put the little peas back in the saucepan with some salt and pepper...and I've never put sugar in sweet peas before...but it's only 1/2 teaspoon...but Julia says you can add up to 1 Tablespoon depending on the sweetness of the peas...

...place the peas in a hot vegetable dish...and top with butter formed into little shells...which I couldn't quite manage...

...so I topped the peas with little crinkled curls of Earth Balance...

...these were delicious and fresh...and all of the glorious things you say about the first tender sweet peas of spring...even if it is August when you finally get them...there are a couple more pea recipes...so a few more harvests are forecast...

Substitutions: Earth Balance for Butter

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

p. 462-463

2 comments:

  1. they look yummy!! although i can't quite believe that is in a recipe book!

    love, k

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  2. Peas from the garden are one of life's simple pleasures for sure!

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