Parmesan Peppered Peas are the perfect quick and easy green side dish! Even if you dislike green peas, I think you'll enjoy this recipe. Try it!
This is a spin-off of Ina Garten's recipe, only I add a lot of ground black pepper and a dash of lemon. There's no added salt to the Peppered Parmesan Peas because the cheese is salty enough.
You'll love this recipe!
- Not your Mother's Peas..remember when you'd have to sit at the table until you finished your peas? These are not anything like those peas of your childhood!
- Nice texture and flavor - the quick boil method allows for the peas to be nice and firm--not soggy--and the combination of pepper, Parm and lemon is heavenly!
- Simple ingredients - frozen peas, black pepper, Parmesan cheese and a dash of lemon! That's it!
Here's what you need:
A bag of frozen peas, butter, black pepper, Parmesan cheese and a dash of lemon juice!
How to make it:
Frozen sweet peas work best in this recipe. Simply rinse and drain them before placing them in the boiling water.
Bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil; add peas and lemon juice; cook for 5 minutes; drain; add generous amounts of black pepper and shredded Parmesan cheese.
My experiments with canned sweet peas did not yield a very tasty, nor appealing version of this recipe.
Frozen sweet peas work best because they retain their shape and flavor.
This is a great side dish to serve when nobody will eat (or wants) broccoli, Brussels sprouts or Southern Greens.
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Parmesan Peppered Peas
- 2 cups water
- 12 oz. bag of frozen green peas
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a saucepan, bring water to boil
- Once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium high and add green peas and lemon juice
- Cook peas for 7 minutes; drain and return peas back to saucepan
- Add butter and coat peas well
- Add pepper and Parmesan; combine well
- Plate and garnish with a pinch of Parmesan
- No salt is added to this recipe because the Parmesan is salty enough! Feel free to add more salt if you prefer