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Recipe Roundup: Spring Peas

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

May 29, 2012


Pea recipes from the James Beard Foundation

Let this springtime staple shine in every course of a meal (even dessert!) with this menu of fresh and vibrant pea recipes.

Sweet Pea Toasts with Spicy Coppa
Begin the meal with these simple crostini, which are topped with a rustic pea purée and diced coppa, an Italian, dry-cured salume. 

Chilled English Pea Soup with Fava Bean–Almond Salsa
Peas partner with another green star of spring, the fava bean, in this soup from Peels restaurant in New York City.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Spring Pea and Grana Padano Purée
Chef Piero Premoli underpins marjoram-scented scallops with a blend of sweet peas, Italian Grana Padano cheese, and parsley. 

Pea Cake with Strawberry Marmalade
This unusual sponge-like cake from David Chang's Má Pêche borrows peas for the dessert course. 

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