- 1/2 cup water
- pinch salt
- 2 cups shelled fresh peas
- the leaves from 1 sprig fresh mint, chopped
- 1—3 teaspoons butter
In a small saucepan with a lid, bring the water and salt to a boil. Toss in the peas and mint leaves. Simmer 3 to 8 minutes, until peas turn brighter green and tender. Test as you go; the time depends on your ideal of pea-texture.
Quickly drain the peas when they are perfect, and shake them in the pan with a little butter. Serve instantly.
Serves 2 as a side.