Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tasty little pea shoots

Almost tastier than peas, deliciously sweet and very trendy at the moment. We first ate them at The Test Kitchen,  they have neat window boxes packed with eager little shoots- genius idea to grow the peas just for the perfection of their shoots.

The art teacher fearing for his plants, gathered the old pea pods and kindly planted an urn full of shoots for me.

I also couldn't resist purchasing a huge tray full for R60 at the Gaia Market, Alphen Centre Constantia. A lovely lady- Cherene Organics, makes them to order and has other sprouts to choose from / 0834271085- next market this Friday.

I've been tossing the pea shoots on everything, on sandwiches, in salads and simply with fresh peas, add a little olive oil and a few dollops of creme fraiche for some decadence.

And guess what- they've all sprouted again!

1 comment:

  1. So you can actually eat the leaf and stem of the tender shoots, not just the unripe pods? First I have heard of this.


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