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Crushed Peas on Toasted Ciabatta

Crushed Fresh Peas on Toast

Crushed Fresh Peas on Toasted Ciabatta

Sunday afternoon snacky! After a long day with the kids I decided to do this simple appetizer. This is a variant on one of Gordon Ramsay’s (interesting how “variants” are derived due to not having the right ingredients at hand).

Very simple to do. The ingredients list:
– 2 cups or fresh shelled peas
– coarse salt + black pepper
– 1 tbsp of mascarpone
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– ciabatta loaf
– freshly grated parmesan cheese

Fresh shelled peas

Fresh shelled peas (very zen to shell)

The bowl before the blitz

The bowl before the blitz

Simply boil the peas for 3-4 minutes in salted water. Strain, then in a bowl add the mascarpone, olive oil, salt, pepper, and the peas.Tip this into a food processor and pulse it to a rough paste. Cut the ciabatta into slices and throw onto a cast iron pan or grill, toast them up. To serve, add a heap of spread onto the crispy toast, grate the cheese, grind a little salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil! absolutely wonderful!

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4 Responses

  1. thehungrymum says:

    what a great idea for the humble pea. This looks lovely.

  2. cht7 says:

    So colorful! Easy too! Thanks for sharing!

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