Shelling Peas are a spring delicacy! The delicate, fresh peas tucked inside the fibrous pods are most tender and sweet when they’re cooked within a few hours of picking. If you’re on a strict budget these might not be your “cup of tea” but if you’re craving the taste of fresh peas these are certainly a treat! English peas must be popped out of their protective shells for eating. Also known simply as garden peas or sweet peas, the tiny green morsels are a good source of vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber.
TO COOK: (1) Shell peas (2) Bring a pot of salted water to a boil (3) Put peas in water and boil from 6 – 8 minutes. Make sure they’ve sweetened up before draining, the plunge into cold water to end the cooking process.
Sold in 1 pound bags that yield between 1/4 to 1/2 pound of peas.