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Mushy Peas with Mint Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of frozen peas
- 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the frozen peas. Cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
2. Drain the peas and transfer them to a blender or food processor.
3. Add the chopped mint leaves, heavy cream, and unsalted butter to the blender.
4. Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Serve hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
- Serve hot
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Protein: 3g
- Fiber: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Heavy cream can be substituted with half-and-half or milk.
- Butter can be substituted with margarine or olive oil.

- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Use different herbs such as parsley or cilantro instead of mint.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- For a smoother texture, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
- Add a tablespoon of sugar for a slightly sweet flavor.
- Use fresh peas instead of frozen for a brighter color and fresher taste.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a small bowl or ramekin.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

- Fresh mint leaves
- Croutons
- Parmesan cheese

- Fish and chips
- Roast beef
- Shepherd's pie

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted potatoes
- Steamed vegetables
- Corn on the cob

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too thick, add a splash of milk or cream to thin it out.
- If the mixture is too thin, add more peas or a tablespoon of flour to thicken it.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the peas thoroughly to avoid any foodborne illnesses.

Food history:
- Mushy peas are a traditional British dish that originated in the 19th century.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, minty, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish or as a topping for fish and chips.

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Region: British

Taste: Creamy, Minty, Herby, Savory