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How to Clean Peas Quickly

Whether you grow your own peas or buy them fresh from your local farmer’s market, knowing how to clean peas quickly can save you a lot of time.  If you are a newbie leaving the world of freezer burned frozen peas behind in favor of fresh produce, here’s a time-saving tip:

Pea Pod

Pea Pod

Step 1:  Each pod has two seams, a light colored seam and a dark colored seam.  Find the dark seam on your pea pod.

The Seam

The Seam

Step 2: Snap the end with the stem and flower and then pull back the thread to the end of the pod.

Pea Snapped

Pea Snapped

Step 3: Run your finger along the inside of the pod over a bowl and the peas will drop into place. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and clean your peas to remove dirt from the garden.

Peas in a pod

Peas in a Pod

There are many great recipes out there for peas, but we simply lightly steamed ours and served them up with garden fresh carrots, roasted potatoes and organic barbecued chicken breasts.   They were extremely sweet and flavorful – no need for butter.  A perfect summer meal.

Other ideas include serving them up in salads, casseroles, pot pies, etc.

Fresh Peas

Fresh Peas

Let us know your time saving tips for prepping produce in our comments section.

 

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