Spring Peas with Tarragon

By Kayb
April 12, 2010
Spring Peas with Tarragon

Author Notes:

This is my absolute favorite way to cook fresh green peas, which have not yet appeared in our farmers market or Whole Foods, more's the pity. But be assured as soon as they do, I will eat them like this daily while they are in season. (Well, maybe every other day.) They're the essence of simplicity, and the essence of spring.


Serves: 2


  • 2 cups shelled green peas, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
In This Recipe


  1. Steam peas over boiling water until barely crisp tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Toss with butter (works easier if it's softened) and tarragon.
  3. Eat immediately. Then you'll understand why I say 2 cups of peas will serve two people.

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mrslarkin April 12, 2010
this sounds lovely!