Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Now I Can Say I've Tried It: Pea Shoots

Fresh pea shoots! These were sitting right next to the Jerusalem artichokes that started this whole "let's try something new" thing last week. Having never tried them, into my shopping basket they went. Tender and organically grown by the local Gardenworks farm, these greens are remarkable. Perfect in a salad, they are sweet and delicate. So tasty.

Here's my loosy-goosey recipe:

Pea Shoot Salad
Handful of pea shoots
Handful of mixed greens
Cucumber, peeled and chopped
Scallions, sliced

For the dressing, whisk together:
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
1 Tb honey
1/2-1 tsp sesame oil
Splash of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Some toasted sesame seeds on top would be excellent, not to mention pretty. But the taste of the pea shoots are center stage and brilliant!

1 comment:

  1. Taste like peas!- I always overplant the peas and harvest some of the shoots in the spring- just like the nasturtium blossoms.