English peas are also known as green, shell or garden peas. Their peak months are during the spring and late summer/early fall when fresh English peas are sold in their pods--you will need to shell them before cooking as the pods are very fibrous and not edible. It is best to use the peas right after you bring them home to truly enjoy their flavor, but you can store in the refrigerator for a few days if necessary.
You can also buy the peas frozen or canned, in this case, they will be shelled.
This green pea salad is as pretty as it is flavorful, with bright green peas, shredded carrot, bell pepper, red onion, and celery. Serve this salad with any summer meal or cookout, or take it along to a potluck event or picnic. Make this a few hours in advance and chill thoroughly for best flavor.
This casserole includes petite peas, chopped hard-cooked eggs, cheese, and pimentos. Surprise your family with this unexpected twist on the oven-baked casserole.
The natural sweetness and beautiful color of English peas make them a great candidate for pesto. This pesto is easy to make and a delicious pasta sauce that is sure to please.
This easy recipe for creamed peas features onions and frozen peas mixed in a seasoned white sauce.
Serve this comforting side dish alongside grilled steak.
Potatoes are combined with peas, heavy cream, and milk, along with mace or nutmeg and other seasonings, to make a rich and satisfying side dish.
Change up your potato salad for the next barbecue. Fresh or frozen green peas add flavor and color to this delicious dish.
Creamed Peas With Eggs
Peas are combined with a creamy sauce and hard-cooked eggs. Serve on toast, English muffins or biscuits.
This is a quick and easy side dish to prepare, with frozen peas, canned soups and water chestnuts.
This easy, delicious shrimp salad is made with rice, peas, celery, and cooked shrimp in a tasty mayonnaise dressing. A perfect dish on a hot summer night.