Minted Pea Puree
|Chopped fresh mint||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Shelled peas||1 Cup (16 tbs) (1 pound pods)|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Skim milk||1 Tablespoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
Put the mint, peas, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, uncovered, until the peas are easily mashed with a fork.
Drain and transfer the solid ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Return the mixture to the saucepan over low heat.
Whisk in the milk and pepper and heat through, about 1 minute.