Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George, who is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon, and is celebrated as the National Day of England on April 23rd. In honor of Saint George’s Day, I bring you Mushy Peas. Don’t turn your nose up at the mere mention of them, like a four-year old child faced with spinach for the first time. Just because something is mushy doesn’t make it icky; could you possibly imagine living in a world without mashed potatoes? Mushy peas are a quick, simple, and absolutely delicious side dish. Celebrate today by “mushing it up” with one of these tasty versions of the traditional British fare.
Here’s a basic recipe to get you started on your Mushy Peas adventure, courtesy of Irish American Mom. Butter, whipping cream, salt, pepper, and peas, there’s nothing to dislike about this recipe.
This version of Mushy Peas, courtesy of Gourmet Traveller, is topped off with thinly sliced crispy fried onions, and has a touch of malt vinegar for a tangy bite.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, and want to try something different, give these Tarragon Mushy Peas, courtesy of Island Menu, a spot on your dinner table. Tarragon is such an underused aromatic herb, which has a great anise-like flavor to it.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit spicier, try this Asian Mushy Peas recipe, courtesy of The Guardian. It’s still a very simple recipe, but with the added kick of red chili pepper.
For an all-in-one meal, give this Mushy Pea and Mint Risotto, courtesy of Vegetarian Living, a chance. You can always add some crispy bacon or pancetta if you’re not feeling the vegetarian vibe.
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