Organic frozen peas are one of those staples you should always keep in your freezer (if you like peas, that is) because they are so easy to make and add a substantial amount of vegetable to your day. I always make mine with tons of garlic, sometimes spinach, and grass-fed butter. Served with an over-easy egg, and this combo is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts.
Growing up we rarely ate peas. And if we did, it was in the form of the canned (probably not organic) version. Heated up they turned into a not-so-green, overly cooked form of this highly nutritious vegetable. Only recently (over the last couple years) have we discovered the organic, frozen form. Frozen is a great way of preserving vegetables since they tend to be frozen soon after harvesting. Stay away from canned goods in general due to the leaching of the metal into the food. Choosing fresh will always be your best option, but if that’s not possible, frozen is the way to go.
I could go on about the benefits of peas; the medicinal properties of garlic; the vitamins in spinach and why you should always eat your leafy greens; plus the healthy fats and protein in eggs. Let me spare you and just say, this dish is a great way to get in a whole list of nutrients. If you want to eat 6-9 cups of vegetables a day paired with good fats and some protein, this recipe will give you a great head start.
You Will Need
1 (16 oz) bag organic, frozen peas
about 3 cups organic fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 bulb garlic, peeled and minced
4 T grass-fed butter
1 pastured egg
pink Himalayan sea salt to taste
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
What to Do
I. Bring about 2 cups water to a boil over medium heat. Add your frozen peas and bring back to a boil.
II. Once boiling reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 8 minutes.
III. Drain and place back in empty cooking pot.
IV. In a separate, small sautée pan, melt your butter.
V. Add your minced garlic and cook on low for a few minutes.
VI. Add spinach and cook for another few minutes, covered, until spinach has wilted and garlic is fragrant. Turn off heat.
VII. Combine garlic and spinach with peas and salt liberally.
VIII. Cook your egg over-easy on a separate pan.
IX. Plate your peas, spinach, and garlic mixture and top with your over easy egg.
X. Salt and pepper your egg and serve.