Steamed English Peas With Basil Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This butter sauce is delicious over fresh English Peas. If you can't find fresh, frozen will do...cooked according to package directions;the ones in the steam-fresh bags work well, just eliminate the steaming step in the recipe! Prep time does not include the butter softening time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended. Set aside.
  2. Arrange the fresh peas in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until the peas are tender. (If using frozen peas, follow package directions!). Remove the peas from the steamer and spread the butter over the peas. Let it melt evenly and stir. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was a perfect side last evening with baked salmon and brown rice. The orange addition was inspired and because I was putting orange zest in the peas I topped the salmon with a *very* light skiff of butter and topped that with an orange slice and added basil to that about half way through baking. This little green pea recipe made dinner last night!. :D

Annacia August 17, 2011

Super quick and easy side dish. We really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will be making this one again.

queenbeatrice August 04, 2010

Omg these were delicious & I couldn't even follow the recipe, I just had to use the flavors! No oranges in the fruit bowl so I very briefly simmered the (frozen) peas in OJ. Just mixed the basil with butter & poured it over the top. Best peas ever, can't wait to try the actual recipe!

bvisailor October 26, 2014

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