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Pea shoot coulis

Pea shoot coulis

A sophisticated take on mushy peas! Serve with pan-fried fish and oven-baked chips

Serves: 4
Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes

What you need:

  • 6floz Chicken Stock
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 3tbsp Crème Fraiche
  • 100g Pea Shoots
  • 1tbsp Butter
  • 1tsp Corn flour

What you do:

  1. Finely chop the shallot and garlic clove.
  2. Heat the butter in a saucepan then add the shallot and garlic.
  3. Fry until starting to colour then add the chicken stock and crème fraiche. Stir thoroughly, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add a handful of pea shoots. Using a hand blender, blitz until smooth. Continue to add pea shoots a little at a time until you have combined them all with the stock mixture. (For a seriously smooth sauce press through a sieve then return to the pan.)
  5. Mix the cornflour with 3 tbsp water then add to the sauce while it is off the heat, continuing to whisk thoroughly. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a simmer for 2 -3 minutes. If you would like a thicker sauce, use 2 tsp of corn flour.

Handy tips:

Serve with chicken breasts wrapped in Parma ham then roasted until golden brown along with roasted new potatoes, butternut squash and chantenay carrots. Or why not try it with pan-fried scallop and crispy bacon.

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Pea Shoots

Pea Shoots Pea Shoots are the tender green leaves and tendrils from the garden pea plant. Harvested after just two weeks, Pea Shoots are a delicious addition to a wide variety of dishes. Grown in Wiltshire from April till October, Pea Shoots are available in Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s.

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