Pea pesto, or a very fancy kinda mushy pea…
Ingredients: makes approx 1.5 cups or so,
1 cup of peas (I’ve used frozen,)
Handful of Basil,
Few sprigs of Thyme,
Few sprigs of Parsley,
2 tbsp Parmesan grated,
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 tbsp Olive oil – approx
Freshly boiled water.
Handful of ricotta (optional)
Simply blanch the Peas in hot water for 10-15 seconds. Refresh under cold water and place in (food processor) or mortar & pestle.
Add the herbs and pulse/grind gently to bring the mixture together. (Very important, don’t mush too far as you want to retain some shape of the actual peas!)
Drizzle in olive oil till it emulsifies and finally season with salt and pepper to taste. As a finishing touch add some ricotta (if you like.)