Let's boil peas

Photo: Luis Tamayo – CC BY-SA 2.0 | cropped to a square


Before cooking, crushed peas is not steep, just rinse under running water. (Whole peas before cooking soaked in cold water for 10-12 hours.


Put into boiling water (3 cups of water per cup of pea). Peas broken (halves) simmer for 40-45 minutes. Pea whole cook for 1-1.5 hours. Periodically we skim foam. Water with salt just before the end of cooking (1-2 teaspoons per 1 liter of water). Alternatively, you can add the soy sauce. Peas will be tastier if you add when cooking rosemary, sage, celery, bay leaf and a tablespoon of olive oil. Simmer, covered, with a slightly ajar lid. Pea is ready, if it collapses under the pressure of a fork.


After cooking, drain off.


Pea is often used as the main ingredient in soups, of which the most popular is the pea soup. It is also an ideal ingredient for salads and a good addition to meat.

Bon appétit!

See how to boil frozen peas.