Recently I was examining pea tendrils at my local Saturday Farmer's Market. The guy ripped me off a few stems and told me to taste them. They were delicious. It is a green with a subtle taste of pea .... which makes sense since pea tendrils are the plants that peas grow on.
I threw pea tendrils in my salads all week, but we still had a ton. So, I googled for a recipe and found one for sauteed pea tendrils. I made it with some fish.....lots of subtle flavor. Cooked up the pea tendrils were reminiscent (in look) to spinach.
Check out the recipe!
(from Bon Appetit)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 small garlic cloves, smashed
- 12 ounces fresh pea tendrils
- 1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and sauté until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove garlic. Add tendrils; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chicken broth and sauté until greens are slightly wilted and heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
I love a good Farmer's Market Find! Go ahead... try something new! Until next time...xoxo