Intro: Pasta and Green Peas
This is a very nice mixture of your favorite noodles and green peas. Easy to adapt to gluten-free diets.
Step 1: Ingredients
Serves two hungry pasta lovers. Scale as needed.
*Pasta: your favourite one. I'm using dry spaghetti (100 g per person), but type of noodels it's up to you.
*Green peas: Shown canned peas (350 g). If you will not use canned peas, cook the peas until tender.
*Garlic: at least two cloves.
*Baked potato: really otional, just a leftover and decided to put in the dish.
*Olive oil: or another type to taste.
Not shown: salt and black pepper to taste.
Step 2: Mash It Up!
Mash the peas with a fork until you have a plain cream. I prefer a bit more coarse than creamy.
Step 3: Pasta Time
Start cookin the noodles. You will need 1 liter of boiling water and salt to taste to cook 100 g of pasta. Will be done in about 8 minutes, al dente.
Step 4: Garlic
Put the olive oil in a saucepan and heat up. Add the garlc and stir. Do not let it brown, just tender and smelly cooked garlic. If you are into cooking, you know what I mean, yeah, yeah... :-)
Step 5: Bring in the Peas
Add the mushy peas to the garlic an heat and mix. If too thick add some water. In case of doubt, keep it watery.
Step 6: Almost There...
Mix the cooked pasta with the sauce.
At this point I diced an added the potato.
Step 7: Done!
The dish is ready. Enjoy!
Step 8: Optionals
Some variants I done in the past (sorry, no pics):
*Add some chopped bacon or pancetta to the garlic before adding the peas, tasty.
*You can also add some diced lean meat (pork loin, chicken breasts) and stir fry it. Add the garlic and go on.
*A dash of tabasco or another hot sauce is a nice variation.
Gluten-free: just use your favorite gluten free pasta instead of regular noodles and you are done (assuming you just used gluten free ingredients in all the steps).