Three Peas in a Pot

May 11, 2011

Author Notes:

Well...maybe a pan, but pea shoots, garden peas and sugar snaps all meet with pasta and parmesan. And what better than mint with peas?


Serves: 4 to 6


  • 16 ounces dry linguini
  • Enough chicken or vegetable broth to cook the linguini
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups young pea shoots, cut in 2 to 3 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled garden peas
  • 10 to 15 torn fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 cup grated parmesan
  • Parmesan shavings for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Cook the linguini in the broth, reserving 2 cups of the broth.
  2. In a large saute pan, saute the garlic and crushed red pepper gently in the olive oil until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add the sugar snaps and then the pea shoots and peas and saute until the pea shoots just begin to wilt.
  4. Add the pasta and about one cup of the reserved broth and toss.
  5. Stir in the mint and parmesan and more broth if needed.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the parmesan shavings.

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4 Reviews

wssmom May 11, 2011
What's not to like in this? Fabulous!
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inpatskitchen May 11, 2011
Thank you so much wssmom!
boulangere May 11, 2011
Oh, lovely.
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inpatskitchen May 11, 2011
Thanks so much!