We grow two types of peas: regular (the kind you shell) and edible pod (you can eat the entire pea, pod and all).
Rinse your peas in cold water, shake most of the water off and then keep them loosely wrapped in plastic in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. For the best flavor and nutritional value, peas should be eaten within a day or two. They can be stored for 3-5 days in refrigeration.
- Remove the 'string' from edible pod peas before eating. Pinch a tiny bit of the blossom end, pull the string towards the stem, then pinch the stem end and pull it along the back of the pea towards the blossom end.
- Peas are delicious raw, served in salads, with dip or eaten out of hand. They can be steamed, sauteed, boiled, roasted, added to pastas and stir fries, or tossed with a simple sauce. Try them paired with peanut sauce, lemon and parmesean, or just butter, salt, and pepper.
- To Boil: add peas to enough boiling water to cover, add a lid to the pot and then cook for 2-3 minutes.
- To Steam: place in a steamer and cook for 3-5 minutes. Peas are best cooked to crisp-tender.