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Mushy fresh peas with almonds and artichokes

Make this stunning side dish in spring to take advantage of delicious in-season artichokes and peas.
mushy fresh peas with almonds and artichokes



1.Stir nuts in a medium frying pan over low heat until toasted lightly. Cool.
2.Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add peas, return to the boil; drain immediately. Rinse under cold water until cooled.
3.Heat half the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir leek over heat until soft. Remove from heat and stir in peas. Add mint and sour cream; season to taste. Blend with a hand-held blender until just mushy. Cover to keep warm.
4.Heat remaining butter in a large frying pan over high heat; cook artichokes until browned lightly.
5.Heat cream, rind and juice in a medium saucepan over low heat until just warm. Add artichokes; stir to coat.
6.Divide pea mixture between four serving plates; top with artichokes. Sprinkle with nuts, cheese and extra mint.

Fresh peas can be replaced with 2½ cups (300g) frozen peas.


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