I think peas are one of my favourite vegetables, they are certainly in the top 5. In fact, on the subject of favourite veg my top 10 would go something like this: Asparagus Avocado (though it is in fact a berry I still calls it a veg 'kay) Mushrooms Peas Spinach Broccoli Garlic Courgettes Sweetcorn Potato But back to the main attraction - Peas. If you've never tasted Peas fresh from the pod then you haven't lived! They are like Natures own candy. I can remember shelling pods, as a kid, with my mum and more than a few would invariably end up in my mouth and my mum's too before making it to the dinner table. Their taste is sublime. So it might come as a shock to learn that my favourite way to take peas (giggle) is in a highly processed manner with all sorts of added salt and sugar. What am I talking about? People, I give you THE MUSHY PEA!
A traditional favourite to Britons (in fact I have no idea if these are exclusively a Brit thing - maybe you guys who visit here can tell me if the love of Mushy Peas is a world phenonemon or not). They are traditionally served with that great British contribution to World Cuisine - Fish and Chips. But I eat these babies at any opportunity - they are gooooood. Of course you can make your own Mushy Peas and they are ridiculously easy to do so, so there's really no excuse for me to buy them in the tinned variety except that they are like crack cocaine and I am weak. Dinner last night was full on stodge comfort food and consisted of some slices of Stuffed Seitan which I had in the freezer, Oven Chips and Mushy Peas. For the record - I can't say Mushy Peas without putting on a thick Yorkshire accent - I have no idea why but I am seeking help for it. Meet mah dinner folks