Minted pea puree

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Three 10-ounce packages frozen peas; thawed
⅓ cup Fresh mint leaves plus fresh mint sprigs
\N \N ; for garnish if desired
3 tablespoons Half-and-half; or to taste
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter; cut into bits

In a large saucepan combine the peas with ¼ cup water and the mint leaves and boil the mixture, covered, for 4 minutes, or until the peas are tender.

Drain the mixture well and in a food processor puree it with the half-and-half, the butter, and salt and pepper to taste. The puree may be made 1 day in advance, kept covered and chilled, and reheated. Transfer the puree to a serving dish and garnish it with the mint sprigs.

Serves 8.

Gourmet April 1990

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