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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Peas in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Bezelye)

Sweet Peas in Olive Oil
350 gr sweet peas, frozen
1 small potato, cut in cube
50 ml extra virgin olive oil (half for cooking, half for after cooking)
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 small carrot, cut in cub
2 green onion, sliced
1/2 cubanalle pepper, cut in cub
2 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp sugar

Saute the garlic, carrot, green onion, cubanalle pepper with half of olive oil until the garlic smells come out medium-low heat. Then add the sweet peas, potato, sugar, salt, crushed tomato and warm water. Put the lid half way on, cook until the vegetables are tender.

Let it cool down first. Pour the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle chopped fresh dill all over it. Then, place it in a serving dish. Serve the dish at room temperature or chilled with lemon wedges.



At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

How many cups is 350gr approximately?


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I didn't measure it with a cup. It's 350 g package of frozen peas:) But I may say app. 2 cups!
Take care,

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

You recommend that frozen peas are used in the recipe. When cooked do frozen sweet peas tend to be more tender or soft like the canned one? I am cooking the recipe as directed in the instructions and all the other vegetables are softened but the sweet peas remain tender.


At 12:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The sweet peas and potatoes will be tender. When you overcook them, they get mushy:)

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I substitute green onions with yellow onions?

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, you can use yellow onions instead of the fresh green ones:)


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