No two families are the same, but it’s rare to find a household where peas aren’t on the menu at some stage of the week. They’re a simple side dish, and you can make them even tastier with a dollop of Dairygold.
- 450g frozen peas
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp / 30g Dairygold
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, then drop in your frozen peas.
Keep the heat on high initially, so that the water comes back to the boil quickly, before reducing it a bit so that the peas can continue to boil slowly but not boil over.
Let them cook like this, without covering the pot, for 4 to 8 minutes.
Once they’re nice and tender to taste, carefully drain off the boiling water.
Now here’s a good trick – put the pot back on the ring, reduce the heat to moderate and season them with salt and pepper to taste. Rolling the seasoned peas around in the pot over this heat for a minute or two will cause any humidity or “wetness” to evaporate out of them.
Scoop the peas into a heated serving dish and then add the final flourish – two scoops of Dairygold. Dollop it in, stir it around and serve them up!
If you’ve got any thyme leaves to hand, pop one or two of them into the dish before serving to open up the peas’ flavour even more.