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Minted Pea Puree

  • SERVINGS: 4
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD

  1. 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  3. Two 10-ounce packages frozen peas
  4. 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  1. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add the peas and stock and season with salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Transfer the pea mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Return the puree to the pan and beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the mint.
Make Ahead The puree can be made while the batter for the Batter-Fried Cod with Minted Pea Puree is fermenting. Reheat it, then stir in the butter and mint before serving. Serve With Batter-Fried Cod with Minted Pea Puree.