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Mushy Peas with Parsley Recipe

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

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a pot, bring water to a boil and add the frozen peas. Cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.
2. Drain the peas and add them to a blender or food processor.
3. Add the chopped parsley, heavy cream, and butter to the blender or food processor.
4. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 120
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Protein: 4g

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

- Add garlic or onion for extra flavor.
- Use mint instead of parsley for a different taste.
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.

Tips and tricks:
- Use fresh peas instead of frozen for a sweeter taste.
- Add a splash of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.
- If the mixture is too thick, add a little bit of water or milk to thin it out.

Storage instructions:
- Store 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 parsley.

- Sprig of parsley

- Serve with fish and chips or meat pies.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted potatoes
- Grilled vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too thin, add more peas.
- If the mixture is too thick, add more cream or milk.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the peas thoroughly before blending.

Food history:
- Mushy peas are a traditional British dish that originated in the north of England.

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

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish with fish and chips or meat pies.

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Region: British

Taste: Herbaceous, Savory, Earthy, Umami, Mild