Peas with Horseradish

peas with horseradish

I’ve said it before and I think I have to say it again, I miss the crazy recipes within recipe puzzles of the earlier dishes I’ve made. Not to say that the last few dishes haven’t been satisfying or delicious, they have, there’s just something about effort that makes something taste so much better. The peas with horseradish are simple, fast and chock-full of summer flavour.

Chang came up with the recipe for peas with horseradish while looking at a bag of wasabi peas at his local 24 hour deli. His take on the classic Japanese beer drinking snack tastes nothing like their inspiration. Barely cooked, the peas are coated in butter and soy and finished with freshly grated horseradish.

Horseradish was easy to find, hard to grate. It could’ve been because I bought an old piece (how does one choose horseradish?) or it could be because I don’t have a microplane grater, but grating this stuff was a chore. It tasted good, sharp and slightly spicy, but it didn’t look anything like the fluffy little tendrils pictured in the book.

This was a fast side dish, one that I could see myself making again, if only because I love sugar snap peas. I can dig into a bag of raw sugar snap peas as if they’re a bag of Swedish Fish. Raw sugar snap peas are, well, snappy and sweet, the candy of the vegetable world.

chock-full of sweet snappiness

8 Comments add yours

  1. nice. just like Anthony Bourdain said… deceptively simple.

    Dan,
    It’s true, sometimes deceptively simple is the way to go!

    steph on February 7th, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  2. That’s probablly the one dish that I would love to make when I saw it in the book. Yours looks scrumptious!

    Billy,
    Go for it, the peas are really good!

    steph on February 7th, 2010 at 5:14 pm
  3. This sounds like the perfect snack!

    Chocolate,
    If these peas weren’t so saucy I would eat them with my hands like popcorn!

    steph on February 7th, 2010 at 5:17 pm
  4. Your blog is just fantastic! I just read the recipe for this dish today and thought about doing it. Then your post appeared in my feed reader.

    I guess I’ll just give it a try next week.

    Cheers!

    @letssteartsimple,
    Thanks! Let me know how your peas go!

    steph on February 7th, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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