Easy sweet side dish with a nice little zing!
Watch out for this nice way to get your greens in! These are surely not your ordinary bland mashed peas. The wasabi gives them a little kick, but it is not as overpowering as you might think. The peas pack a nice little zingy punch, but are perfectly balanced out with the honey. Even kids will love these!
This little side dish is something I usually cook up either with a nice steak or otherwise serve with sushi. It’s finished in no-time and I have all ingredients always at hand. You should also make it a habit to have frozen peas in your freezer! They come in really handy – either for a bruised ankle, or otherwise for this dish!
And please don’t overcook your peas (or any other veg for that matter)! You want them to a nice little bite! Don’t worry, they will still mash very well.
(Simple veggie side for 4 people)
- 400g peas, deep frozen
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, otherwise use lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
Cook the peas and spice ‘em up
Add the peas into a pot and add water until they are just covered. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook for 4 minutes.
While the peas cook, peel and mince the garlic.
Drain the peas once they are cooked, but leave them in the hot pot. Add the minced garlic, the honey, rice vinegar and wasabi to the pot. Season the peas with salt and pepper.
Put the pot with the seasoned peas back onto the heat and simmer for another 3 minutes.
Mash the peas with a potato masher or a fork.
Serve these delicious mashed peas with a nice steak or as side for sushi!
Let me know in the comments what you think of the recipe! Does this balance work for you? Do you think one element is overpowering? What did you serve this side dish with? All your comments are welcome!