Emeril's Minty Green Peas Recipe

Thanksgiving isn't just about the turkey; the side dishes can make or break a fabulous holiday meal. So, as part of his weeklong cook up to Turkey Day, Emeril Lagasse shows you how to get the most out of your side dishes. Check out his recipe below.

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Minty Green Peas

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup minced yellow onions
1 pound frozen green peas, not thawed
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint

Melt the butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the peas and water and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the saucepan and simmer until tender, about 4 minutes.

Remove from the heat, add the salt and mint and stir. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the peas to serving plates. Serve hot.

Yield: 3 cups, 4 to 6 servings
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc.

More of Emeril's Side Dishes

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Emeril's Broccoli and Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe