Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

February 22nd, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

This is the time of year when I really start craving the fresh, sweet vegetables of spring.  Hearty winter vegetables are wonderful and all, but the anticipation of spring vegetables always seems to creep a bit early.  We still have at least a month before asparagus starts popping up.  With that said, frozen petite peas provide a good fresh, green replacement when we’re still in the middle of the cold months.  Here’s a dish that’s great with fresh basil, if you have it (maybe on a window sill?).  You could crush up some dried basil between your palms if you’re in a pinch.

Total Active Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Serves: 4 as a side dish


2 tablespoons sweet cream butter

1 tablespoon, packed, fresh basil, cut in a chiffonade, a few leaves reserved for garnish (or ½ teaspoon dried basil, crushed in your palm

1 16oz. package frozen petite peas, defrosted

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt


Sauté pan

Wooden Spoon



Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a sauté pan.  Add in the 1 package of thawed petite peas.

If using dried basil, crush it into the pan now.  Sprinkle the peas with ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt.

Cook the peas just until hot.

Sprinkle the peas with the fresh basil chiffonade and garnish with a few whole basil leaves.


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