Peas Recipe, Pea Vegetables deliciously prepare

Today I show you my simple Peas recipe. Pea vegetables are best cooked from fresh peas or frozen peas.

I bought the pea pods fresh from the market and have prepared a step-by-step guide for you below.

The great side dish fits to the most different courts and preparations, you find an idea for pea soup at the end of the page.  I wish you all the best!

Pea soup is popular and seldom comes wonderfully green and fresh on the plate. I’ll show you how to do this with recipe for pea soup. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. How to prepare Peas

First things first… fresh or frozen peas are deliciously green. If you want to keep the green colour, you can only cook the garden peas for a short time without a lid.

We know the typical grey colour from cooked canned peas. This vegetable is only an option in emergencies!

Fresh peas taste delicious. You can also use frozen peas. Leave canned peas on the shelf!

1.1 Blanching Peas

Put the frozen or fresh field peas in boiling salted water and cook until al dente.

Then let cool in cold water or ice water and later toss in butter or brown butter, refine and serve.

Cooked peas which are also called Peluschken photographed on a sieve. Food photographer Thomas Sixt

1.2 Preparing dried peas

Soaking dried peas in cold water is a common practice.

I prefer to use the dried peas for blind baking tartlets or for making flour. If you want to use the dried peas for stews or other preparations, please cook them directly in vegetable broth.

This is similar to lentils, I don’t like it when the dried legumes get soaked with water and taste bland!

Cook legumes in vegetable broth… Don’t be afraid! Lentils and peas are always cooked and taste delicious!

Tartes or cake bases baked blind with peas. You use the dried legumes when baking short pastry to weigh down.

2. Recipe Peas

Below you will find the recipe in two variations for frozen or fresh peas, with butter or with cream. Many step-by-step photos will help you to cook yourself. You’ll succeed in preparing it and you’ll conjure up a wonderful pea vegetable on your plate.

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Pea Vegetables Recipe
Prepare fresh peas step by step. Variant for butter peas and cream peas, a recipe by cooking professional Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Glutenfreie Rezepte
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
For the pea vegetables made from fresh garden peas
  • 1 kg pea pods
  • salt
  • 50 g Butter
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
For the peas vegetables from frozen peas
  • 500 g peas
For the pea vegetables with cream
  • 100 ml cream
Peas preparation
  • Get fresh peas from the market or use frozen peas. I bought one kilogram of peas (uncleaned pea pods) for two people.
Fresh peas preparation
  • Open the pea pods and pee the peas.
  • Cook the peas in boiling salted water until al dente and then drain on a sieve. Cool the Peluschken either with cold water or ice water and heat them up later or prepare them directly...
  • Sway the peas in butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Prepare the peas for serving.
Frozen peas Preparation
  • Pour the frozen peas directly into boiling salted water, cook until al dente, let cool in ice water or prepare and serve immediately.
Prepare peas with cream
  • Reduce the cream by half and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Before serving, toss the peas in the cream and heat, then serve.

3. Calories Pea Vegetables

Nutrition Facts
Pea Vegetables Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 792mg34%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Other Recipes matching Peas

Goes well with peas:
Halibut with peas and mashed potatoes
Kottbullar with peas
roast lamb
marinated roast beef
Other side dishes recipes:
Potato gratin
fried potatoes
baked potatoes
potato puree
napkin dumplings
tomato salad
bean salad

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!