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Peas Mon’s Way


  • Servings: 4
  • Time Cook: 15m
  • Time Prep: 10m

  • 1 ten ounce box of frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • parsley
  • parmesan
In a small pot over high heat cook oil,onions, and galic. Add salt and red pepper. Stir cook till soft not brown. Add water and frozen peas. Heat to boil, lower to medium heat, cook till tender. Taste and correct seasonings adding salt and,pepper if needed. Drain liquid. Put in serving dish. Top with fresh chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.


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