Steamed English Peas With Basil Butter

"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."
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  • Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended. Set aside.
  • 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.

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  1. 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
  2. Super quick and easy side dish. We really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will be making this one again.
  3. made this without the basil butter. amazing peas.
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  4. Such delightfully tasty peas! So easy and the results are so very delicious! We had them as part of our Easter dinner to go alongside prime rib and some fish. This recipe turns regular-ole peas into something special and gourmet-like. Thank you, Breezer, for sharing. Made it for Players Favorites - 5 Star Gems.
    • Review photo by ForeverMama
  5. 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!



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