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Mushy peas in a pan

Easy mushy peas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus overnight soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 4-6 as a side

Enjoy comfort food at its best with homemade mushy peas. Their subtle mint and lemon flavour means they're perfect with fish and chips

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal166
fat4g
saturates3g
carbs20g
sugars1g
fibre8g
protein8g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 250g dried marrowfat peas
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 25g salted butter , cubed
  • ¼ small bunch of mint , finely chopped
  • ½ lemon , juiced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the marrowfat peas and baking soda in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 12 hours or overnight. 

  • STEP 2

    Drain the peas and rinse them twice with cold water to wash off the baking soda. Put the beans in a saucepan and cover with 650ml cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 mins until tender, stirring occasionally.

  • STEP 3

    Mash briefly and stir in the butter, mint and lemon, seasoning to taste. 

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