Fresh, crunchy peas – what a treat!
I just found a whole field with sweet peas growing and helped myself to a few. They were ripe and ready for harvest. Actually the crew showed up the following day and harvested the entire crop.
Thank you to the farmer (who really had no idea of me sneaking a few, but I do hope would not mind, right?)
Peas are protein rich
and full of Vitamin K and C and are a yummy addition to any summer salad. But I love them most as a snack, just splitting open the pod and popping the peas in my mouth.
The little peas are attached
to the pod on one side only. And that is to the seam which is the straightest on the pod – where the tip points upward.
So the best way to open them – is on the opposite side.
In the picture below you can see how the peas are attached to the seam on top.
How to pod peas
Place your thumb nails on the seam which is “bent”, (opposite to the one which is straight with a tip pointing up) and split the pod open along this seam from one end to the other. And there you have them, the yummy little peas neatly placed in a row, in the middle; easy to pop in your mouth.
Would you like a lip-smacking recipe made with sweet peas? Mexican Sweet Pea Mole.
Check it out here: http://onthelime.com/mexican-sweet-pea-mole/