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Mushy Peas - Delicious is Heading Your Way
As much a part of England as Big Ben!
Find a UK pal and mention the words, “Mushy Peas.” Now wait for them to smile longingly and tell stories about their favorite foods.
Our version is probably not the way Mama makes them in Liverpool, but it’s close - and it has a wonderful flavor we know you’ll enjoy.
The caramelized onions are less UK and more USA - but in Rome, do as the Romans do...(“Rome” New York, that is!)
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The British are Coming! And they’re green!! You’ll understand why this dish is all the rage - for years - just across the Pond. We’ve added a nice touch sure to please.
This recipe will feed 12 people, and will easily double or more. Read about Party Food Quantities and how to plan for the right amounts.
Mushy Peas with Caramelized Pearl Onions Recipe Shopping List
for 12 People:
___ 3 - 10 ounce frozen packs of peas
___ 3/4 heavy whipping cream
___ 1/4 cup of margarine or butter
___ 1+ teaspoon each salt and pepper
___ 1 - 16 ounce frozen pack of pearl onions
___ 1/2 stick of butter/margarine
___ 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
___ 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
___ 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
___ drops of balsamic vinegar
The Day of the Party:
Onions first. Get the butter hot, but not brown, in a large frying pan.
Add the onions and fry until they are browned.
Add the sugar, garlic and parsley at the end - with a bit more butter if needed to dissolve the sugar.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer just a bit.
Now the Peas. Boil the peas until done, drain and add the heavy cream, butter and spices to the pan.
Use a potato masher, flat bottom whip, or a food processor to break up the peas.
These peas are not a silky smooth puree. It’s more of a chunky thing, where you can see an intact pea or two.
Add the onions as a topping to the dish.
Presentation: Your Eyes Eat First
The color contrast is striking - lots of fun to plate up, or set out on your holiday buffet.
This will refrigerate or freeze nicely - cover tightly and enjoy another day.
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