Chilli & mint peas served in a bowl

Chilli & mint peas

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 6

Add fresh chilli, garlic and mint to frozen peas and ramp up the flavour of this freezer favourite. It makes an ideal side dish for piri piri chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g soft butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 shallot, chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 400g frozen peas, defrosted
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • small handful mint, leaves roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 3 pork scratchings, crushed, to serve (optional, don’t use if you want this to be veggie or gluten-free)

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a small frying pan, once bubbling, add the shallot and fry for 1 min. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 1 min more, then tip in the peas and reheat. Take off the heat and stir in the mint, season and serve. Sprinkle over the pork scratchings, if using – they add a nice crunchy texture.

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