Buffer

Vibrant Portuguese peas recipes

Elvis Elvis

Give peas recipes a chance, specially Portuguese recipes ! Peas, with the right recipe, are vibrant and refreshingly tasty due to its wonderful texture. Moreover, peas are bursting with nutrients, providing several vitamins, minerals fiber, protein, etc. If you sometimes feel exhausted and slow, there is nothing better than a pea dish as the nutrients of this legume support the cells that produce your body energy.

Peas recipes are delicious when you combine the right ingredients. Also, peas are a great alternative to rice, and often add additional nutrition and flavor, but one of the problems of those who like to eat fresh peas is the shelling. Well not anymore if you use a Pea Sheller. You can save hours of tedious work with it. Not only a pea sheller, shells peas very quickly and efficiently but it does exactly the same to beans. .

Refreshingly tasty Portuguese peas recipes.

Peas Portimao Style (Ervilhas a Moda de Portimao)

Vibrant Portuguese peas recipes

Ingredients

3 kg (6.6 lb) of spring peas in the pod or 1 kg (2.2 lb) of frozen peas, 1 bunch of parsley, 150g (5 oz) of onions, 1 dl (3.4 oz) of olive oil, 100g (3 and 1/2 oz) of lard or margarine, 100g (3 and 1/2 oz) of Portuguese sausage (chourico) or similiar spicy sausage, 4 eggs, salt and pepper to taste, water.

Preparation

Pod and wash the peas. Peel the onions and mince them. Slice up the sausage (chourico) after removing its skin. Place the olive oil and lard or margarine in a pan and put it on the flame. Add the onions, sausage (chourico) and the bunch of parsley. Let the onions brown. Add the peas and fry them for a few minutes. Cover with water. Season with salt and pepper and cook after covering the pan. Take out the bunch of parsley. Finally, break the eggs and place them one at a time on the peas. The eggs should be cooked together with the peas.

I remember my mother cooking one of the most delicious peas recipes I have ever tasted which was very similar to the “Peas Portimao Style” and she used a stoneware pot similar to this Blue Pot  though with a different color. It was more like a red clay cooking pot. This blue pot is also good to cook beans, stews, soups and can be used in the oven, microwave and go to the table for serving.

Peas with mushrooms (Ervilhas com Cogumelos)

Ingredients

2 table spoons of butter, 1 cup of sliced mushrooms, 1/4 cup of minced onions, pepper and salt to taste, 1/4 tea spoon of nutmeg, 1/8 tea sponn of dried marjoram, 2 table spoon of white wine, 2 cups of cooked peas,

Preparation

Heat butter in skillet. Saute mushrooms and onions for about 5 minutes or till tender. Add salt and pepper, nutmeg, marjoram, wine and then the peas.

Peas and cheese get along very well and appear in a few Portuguese peas recipes. So for breaking Portuguese cheese to cook peas dishes a Cheese Breaker is perfect. It is also an excellent and beautiful utensil for breaking apart high quality cheese to serve to your guests.