Peas and Almonds

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Heather says:

I used to hate peas. Deep down in my heart I knew the cafeteria ladies despised me each time they plopped a spoonful of wrinkly, mushy peas onto my tray. Thankfully, I have learned that most often it isn’t the original food item I have hated, but simply the manner in which it was prepared. To this day I still turn up my nose at canned peas heated in their own water, but fresh and frozen peas are a treat.

The almonds give a nutty flavor that helps this spring vegetable complement many autumn dishes.

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Peas and Almonds
Peas and Almonds


  • 1lb frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 TBSP butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • salt to taste

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and stir frequently.

Add almonds
Add almonds

As soon as the almonds begin to lightly brown reduce the heat to low and add the peas.

It's time to add the peas.
Time to add the peas.

Stir frequently until heated through.
When the frozen peas first come in contact with the butter, it will appear as if all of the moisture has disappeared, don’t worry, this is temporary and will fix itself as the peas warm up.

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5 thoughts on “Peas and Almonds”

  1. I made this tonight and really enjoyed it. It was just tricking to be stirring frequently while trying to get the rest of the meal together, so plan accordingly!

  2. I’m really glad you liked it. I try to plan so there is only one fussy item per meal. This helps cut down on the need to do be doing more than one thing, or if two items are fussy they should be at different stages. For example meatloaf, it is somewhat labor intensive at the beginning of preparation, but doesn’t require anything at the end other than an occasional peek.

  3. Heather,

    Do you think this would work with canned peas instead of frozen ones. I love canned peas. But since I have to go to the store to get the almonds, I can get the frozen ones as well.
    Does it store well. I think I am going to make it in the evening and take it to work for the girls to enjoy, if it will. No one at my house likes almonds but me. I am nuts about them. LOL
    Thanks for the recipe. I can smell it cooking now.


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