Looking at my most recent blog posts, it might be easy to assume I do nothing but gobble puddings…but I can assure you that isn’t true. Much like a pig trained to snuffle out truffles, I am most likely to be found snuffling around in the kitchen eating whatever I can get my hands on. Yes, I did just compare myself to a pig. But not any pig, truffle pigs have the best job in the world! Anyway….it’s been a long week. Back to the matter in hand, my pea, coconut and mint puree.
This is just a delicious revamp of one of my favourite things. Mushy peas are an all time favourite of mine. I could eat them all day – they are just too good. This version is a little lighter, tastes really fresh and goes well with just about anything. I love how quick and easy this is to whip up.
There are no specific measurements, it’s just a bung it in, taste and go! The best kind of cooking, in my opinion.
I absolutely love this as a side to baked fish. I’m obsessed with fish at the moment and have been cooking a lot of cod. This pea puree goes beautifully with fish, it’s amazing with steak too. It’s just a lovely, and filling little side dish for when you want something light, but filling and delicious!
So without further ado…here is the ‘recipe’. Please don’t be too specific when you make it yourself, as it really is a very relaxed dish!
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons of coconut cream (the thick bit scooped off the top. If there is no thick bit, don’t panic! Just pour in slightly less of the milk)
- little squeeze of lemon juice
- about 6 leaves of mint
- generous pinch of sea salt and good grind of pepper
- Boil the peas until lovely and tender
- Drain them (!) and pop the peas in a food processor or blender
- Add the coconut cream (or milk), lemon, and season well. Add the mint leaves. Now blitz.
- The texture is up to you! I like it to still have a bit of texture, but totally up to you! Have a taste, and add a little more of what you feel. If you want it more puree like, just add a bit more coconut!
This will be done in less than 5 minutes. So yum!