Mushy peas are easy to make. The ones you buy in the shops are usually made with marrowfat peas, but make your own version with any frozen peas in the freezer. It’s a nice easy option.
- 300g Frozen Peas (any kind) Use marrowfat peas to get a similar effect to tinned mushy peas
- 30g Butter
- Tablespoon Double Cream (Optional)
- Half Level Teaspoon Salt
- Pinch Cracked & Ground Black Pepper
Using a microwave bowl, add your peas, along with some salt and pepper.
Cover the peas with water. Cook on full power for between 6-10 minutes. Depending on the type of pea you have, it might take longer. I usually put mine on for 5 minutes, then check them to see if they’ve softened up. If they haven’t, I just microwave them for a slightly longer.
When peas are softened, drain the water from the peas and add the butter and optional cream. Depending on your taste, you may want to add a little extra salt.
To keep a pea shape effect, use a potato masher, or for a more puree version, like the images here, just pop them into a blender for a few seconds. This can also be blitzed for longer, as a pure puree version for those who need it.