Buttery Lady Peas

No summer veggie plate is complete without Buttery Lady Peas.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh lady peas
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • Kitchen string
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring first 4 ingredients and 1 qt. water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Tie together thyme and parsley with kitchen string. Reduce heat to low; add herb bundle, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes or until peas are just tender. Drain peas, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. 2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in peas and reserved cooking liquid; cook 2 minutes. Discard herb bundle and onion wedge. Stir in green onions and basil. Add pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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