Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon
Cooking time40 Min
If you apply a bit of creativity, you can make the process of cooking extremely enjoyable and entertaining as well. Preparing all those conventional dishes again and again make people bored and you may even end up losing the passion towards cooking. You need to be highly innovative and should explore unique ways to prepare some truly delicious dishes. How do you handle Eastern ham leftovers? Many people do not know how to deal with these leftovers and they often throw these leftovers away. In fact; it is a good problem to have and, this ham and peas with mint and tarragon recipe introduces an excellent way to repurpose Easter leftovers into a highly delicious dish.
First of all, you need to take a medium-sized saucepan.
Pour well-salted water into the saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
You have to add peas into it.
Cook for 3 to 8 minutes based on the size of the peas. (You must make sure that peas turn tender)
The next step is to drain the peas.
You have to reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking water
After draining, return the cooking water and peas to the saucepan.
The ham needs to be added.
It is the time to add butter.
The mint should also be added.
You have to add the tarragon as well.
Then, you have to stir well until the butter melts.
Season with salt and pepper.
Now, you can transfer it to a bowl.
The mint and tarragon sprigs should be used to garnish.
The dish is ready to serve.
- Cooked ham – 4 ounces. (It should be cut into 1/4 – inch dice).
- Unsalted butter – 3 tablespoons. (1/2 stick; you need to cut into 4 to 56 pieces).
- Fresh or frozen peas – 3 cups
- Coarsely chopped, fresh tarragon – 2 tablespoons. (Plus sprigs for garnish)
- Fresh mint – 1/4 cup (Plus sprigs for garnish)
- Salt – to taste
- Pepper – to taste