You will need
- the colander;
- — green peas;
- — sugar;
- — 1-2 sprigs of mint;
- pepper to taste.
Decide on the variety of peas you want to cook. Green peas of brain grades is not very large, oval-shaped, taste sweet and is perfect for side dishes, pies, mashed potatoes. Polka dot glucosamin varieties of large, rounded shape. It is better to use for salads.
Give preference to fresh frozen green peas out of season or imported canned instead of fresh. With all the rules of frozen bean retains most of the nutrients. Before purchasing frozen green peas, carefully check the packing condition. In the package there should not be chunks of ice and snow, frozen beans, or else it indicates improper storage.
Collect for boiling whole pods bright green in color, densely filled with granules, but soft to the touch. Wash the fresh green peas in cool water, separate the beans from the pods.
Boil in a pot large amounts of water. Put grains of green peas in boiling water in small portions. The boiling must not stop. Then cover the pot with a lid. Fire set maximum. Frozen green peas lower in strongly boiling water without prior thawing, as it will become tastier and it will remain more vitamins. Add when cooking green peas with a bit of sugar. This will help to preserve the bright natural color of the beans. For taste and flavor in the broth, you can also put 1-2 sprigs of fresh mint.
Cook green peas 5 to 20 minutes, depending on ripeness and variety. Grain should remain solid, but soft, with delicate skin. Fold the prepared green peas in a colander and let the water drain out. Then add salt, pepper.
Combine boiled green peas with vegetables with a sweet taste, for example, with carrots, onions, beets, potatoes. Also, boiled peas can be added to soups, salads. If you want to prepare boiled green peas puree, then wipe or knead grain immediately after boiling is still hot, the mass turned out smooth without lumps.
Dip the grains of peas into ice water to stop it cooking and then place in the fridge if you don't want to use the cooked peas immediately. Then heat it in a mixture of butter and water. 1 part oil take 2 parts water.