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Peas with Butter and Shallots

Peas with Butter and Shallots

I picked up some English peas recently from Trader Joe’s. and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a fancy recipe with them or if I wanted to keep it simple. I ended up keeping it simple by making these peas with butter and shallots. I boiled the peas for just a couple of minutes then added them to a skillet with some shallots sautéed in a bit of butter then seasoned them with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Super quick. Super simple. Super tasty. Enough said.

Peas with Butter and Shallots:


  • 10 oz fresh English Peas (frozen would work great too)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Peas with Butter and Shallots

How to Make Peas with Butter and Shallots

Cook the peas in a boiling pot of water for 1½ – 2 minutes (less time if using frozen peas). Remove from the water and drain.

Heat the butter over medium heat then add the shallots and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked/drained peas to the butter and shallots, mixing well to evenly coat the peas in butter. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Peas with Butter and Shallots



Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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  1. I got those same peas, but I ate them all before I could cook them! So good. Will try your way next.

  2. I just love peas…i can eat them anytime! oh and that Reuben from your previous post looks AMAZING!

  3. This looks like such a simple and delish side dish, Pam! My husband would love it, but as I've never matured enough from childhood, I still can't stand peas. 🙁 Thanks for sharing anyway!

  4. Pam. these are really beautiful. It is so nice to be able to buy fresh English peas. They really make a difference with this type of dish. I love your recipe. Blessings…Mary

  5. The peas were eating up in Malaga (Spain), where I live, it does more than 30000 years. In the prehistoric caves jars of mud have revealed themselves with "chicharos" since here we call them.
    It is a very typical plate, to which we add Iberian ham…
    Cocinais in The United States, recipes very similar to that of our forbears, for what we have very much jointly.

  6. I love peas and I'm perfectly happy with frozen ones (cost effective). Butter and peas – heaven.