I have the BEST friends! One of them gave me some French grey shallots, the other gave me some mint. I had just picked some peas so I googled for a recipe and found one that I could modify. This was the result and it was so good we gobbled it up!
Peas with Shallots and Mint
- 4 T. ghee
- 4 cups of shelled peas
- 4 T. shallots slice very thin (divided)
- 1/4 c. mint leaves, sliced very thin
- zest from one lemon, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium saute pan, cook the peas in salted water until they are almost cooked. I like them soft, you may like them al dente. Cook them the way YOU like them! Pour into a strainer and discard the water.
Wipe out the saute pan and add the ghee. Heat over medium-high and add half the shallots. Watching them carefully, saute them until they are golden brown. Remove from pan from the heat and quickly remove the shallots with a slotted skimmer. Place them on some paper towels to crisp.
Put the pan back on the heat and add the remaining shallots. Gook briefly just to soften them. Add the peas and half the mint and stir until they are heated through. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the mint and the lemon zest.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with the crisp shallots.