Peas are truly one of the most versatile veggies. You can braise them, puree them, add them to pasta or stir-fry dishes, or simply enjoy them raw in a salad.
Their sweet flavor and tender texture go very well with potatoes, beans, and carrots, making peas an excellent choice for a side dish. However, being a seasonal crop, peas give us a very small window to enjoy this spring treat. Of course, there are frozen varieties available in the market, but many of them go through so much processing that it takes away their sweet flavor and crunch.
Even when it’s the peak season, peas are fairly sensitive to temperatures and their natural sugar quickly turns into starch, making them taste bland.
A simple way to preserve fresh green peas at home for summers. In winter, track the price of the peas and when the pea harvest is at its peak and the prices almost at their lowest, buy peas from the vegetable vendor to preserve them for the summer.
HOW TO PRESERVE GREEN PEAS:
1. Peel off the skin of peas and keep it aside. In a big wok/pan boil 2 liter of water and add sugar.
2. When the water starts boiling switch off the flame. Add peas in the water and keep it aside for 1-2 minutes.
3. Strain the water using the strainer. Now keep the peas aside and let it completely cool at the room temperature. Put the cooled peas in zip lock bag or seal it in a polyethene, keep it in the freezer up to use.
4. Use these preserved Green Peas for making delicious recipes whenever you desire.