This might make me sound like a complete and utter douchebag/food snob/crappy human being, but I had no idea that you could get mushy peas in a can. It just hadn’t occurred to me.
I only ever had them with fish and chips, never at home – up until recently – and just presumed that the chippies mushed up some peas. That’s a forgivable naivety, right?
Anyway, I posted a picture of mushy peas with mash or something to Instagram a while ago, and somebody commented saying they looked homemade. Which, being completely unaware of the existence of not homemade mushy peas, threw me somewhat.
Having had chip shop mushy peas and now these lush homemade ones, I can safely say it’s worth boiling and whizzing up some peas yourself.
I won’t preach at you, go ahead and eat canned ones if you want, so long as you acknowledge that you’re totally missing out.
It’s a ridiculously easy recipe, forgive me if it’s far too basic for you, I promise I shall try and do something newfangled with a wow factor soon. If you can’t wait for that, maybe check out the cake I made for my little sister this month, that should do the trick.
Anyway, shut up Cate, on with the recipe.
OH PS – you kind of need a stick blender for this recipe, you can use a potato masher but you won’t get the same creamy consistency. Stick blenders are like a tenner, got mine on Amazon.
Serves 3 as a side dish
400g frozen peas
2 tbsps greek yoghurt (Crème fraîche also works nicely)
handful of mint, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the peas according to pack instructions, it’s usually about three or so minutes. Drain them, then pop them back in the saucepan and dollop that yoghurt in, followed by the mint and seasoning. Blend, blend, blend, serve.
You’ve got a nice bit of freedom here in terms of the kind of consistency you want, I like mine looking a bit rustic with a few whole peas left intact, but you can completely obliterate it if you want.
BAM. That easy.
Seeing as we’re on the topic of mushy peas, what’s your order at the fish and chip shop? Just curious. Let me know in the comments!