I really love mashed peas…actually, I just love peas any way. This works well, but watch your lemon juice – it can go from bright to overwhelming/weird aftertaste very quickly.
- 1 t butter (I used SmartBalance)
- 1 leek, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup water
- 10 oz fresh or frozen peas
- 1 T chopped basil
- 2 t fresh tarragon or 1/2 t herbs de province
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- 1 T lemon juice
Heat butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add water and peas; cook 5 minutes or until peas are tender.
Place pea mixture in a food processor. Add basil, juice, and tarragon; process until smooth, adding more water if necessary. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; keep warm.