I have always had a fondness for peas, as long as they are not overcooked. They seem so happy and playful, with a hint of sweetness just waiting to burst through their outer layer. Seasoning gently with salt, pepper, and butter rounds out the flavor enough for my taste buds. However, I have learned that not all of us feel that way about peas. Namely, my husband. Seth does not share my fondness, unfortunately. So after tinkering with various combinations, I found that adding fresh herbs, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese imbues these little green orbs with savory pep. Seth calls these perfect peas, because they are the only way he will eat them happily.
1 pound bag of frozen peas, steamed
1 tbsp butter, softened
1/8 cup chopped mint
1/8 cup chopped parsley
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
In a small bowl, mix butter, herbs, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Melt mixture over cooked peas and serve.