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Excellent starter: pea purée with horseradish

Although it’s season for peas I must admit that I didn’t grow any this year. I was too busy with all other plants to even think about these beautiful green pearls. I found this recipe in the Swedish magazine “Mat och Vänner” and I served it as a starter when my parents were here. I piped the pea purée on Chinese soup spoons rather than in small glasses as the recipe suggested. Add horseradish to taste, depending on how stingy you want the purée to be.

    Pea purée with horseradish
    (source: Mat och Vänner. Recipe halfed and just a tiny bit adapted. Serves 5 as a starter)

    300 ml green peas
    100 ml water
    0.5 tbsp concentrated instant chicken stock
    0.5 small onion
    1 tbsp grated horseradish + some for decoration
    1 tbsp Olive oil
    Maldon sea salt
    Black pepper

    Peel and finely chop the onion. Put peas, water, chicken stock and onion in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Mix with a standing mixer or food processor until smooth. Add half of the horseradish, taste and add more if wanted. Add olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
    Pipe the purée in glasses or on spoons. Decorate with grated horseradish.

7 Responses to “Excellent starter: pea purée with horseradish”

  1. Courtney
    July 29th, 2008 04:34
    1

    What a beautiful starter. I have some fun spoons to try this! I love horseradish.

  2. Pille
    July 29th, 2008 09:01
    2

    I agree – this looks fabulous and sounds delicious! (I always buy Mat & Vänner when possible – love the recipes!)

  3. Annemarie
    July 29th, 2008 18:52
    3

    What an excellent combo – love peas, love horseradish, seems like a brilliant idea to combine them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Poonam
    July 29th, 2008 19:00
    4

    What a great starter!

  5. Mamma Mat
    July 30th, 2008 13:21
    5

    Mmmmm, looks so tasty.
    // MammaMat

  6. Hillary
    July 30th, 2008 21:27
    6

    Very interesting idea! I like it because it’s different. And I love pea puree!

  7. Lore
    August 1st, 2008 08:49
    7

    Hej Hej! It’s my first time here and I’ve already laid eyes on one of my favourite ingredients which is horseradish :) With peas sure looks like a great combo!

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