Split Peas Essence with Pea Flour Ravioli
and Ham Mousse
Peas A root and pod vegetable. Dried peas,
originally from China (see Dried Vegetables).
Select Young, tender, sweet peas. Pods should have a fresh
appearance and be light green in color. Avoid puffed or swollen pods which
may indicate tough peas. Store uncovered in the pod in refrigerator no
more than 1 to 2 days. Least available September through December.
Serve Hot, as a vegetable with meats,
poultry or fish; as a separate vegetable course; or in soups and sauces
Cold, boiled peas for salads.
Pea Sprouts also may be used
in salads or as a garnish to main dishes and soups.
Complimenting Condiments and Flavors Carrots,
onions, mint, lamb, ham, butter sauce, mushrooms.
1/2 pound, in pod, serves 1
1 pound of peas in pod yields 1 cup shelled peas.