Thursday, March 24, 2011

tip top


First off, sorry for the crappy photo.  My camera is still at the fix it shop. 

Anyway, we are in a mad race to use up the last of the canned and frozen food from last years garden before the garden starts up again this year, so last night I decided to use the last of November's peas.  (I CAN'T wait for spring peas!)

After settling on making a puree because the peas have been frozen for 4 months,  I did some searching around and decided to make a recipe from Top Chef for the first time.  There were a few pea puree recipes but I settled on one by Antonia for Sausage with Cilantro, Pigeon Pea Puree and Roasted Cherry Tomato Clossoms because it sounded delicious and because she's pretty great. 

I changed things quite bit- used salmon instead of sausage, English peas instead of pigeon peas, mushroom instead of chicken broth, and less broth over all, plus I added a little butter in the puree and skipped the cilantro because I hold a grudge against that damned herb because it is such a pain in the keister to grow. 

It was delicious, which (spoiler alert!) made it all the more heart breaking that Antonia was sent home on last night's episode of Top Chef All Stars.  Oh well, we'll always have peas.  

8 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! I remember when I first "met" you and you always had soooo many veggies. It was way impressive. Has it been that long already?

la petite coquine said...

This sounds and looks delicious! I'm impressed you've been getting through so much of last year's haul!

Chudney Thomas said...

Sounds lovely. Hope you have a good yield this year. We're a bit behind on our garden.

karen said...

oh, that's so wonderful that came from your garden. this just makes me want to move faster on getting my garden growing.

Punctuation Mark said...

that looks great!!! have a nice weekend!

mixette said...

This makes me laugh: remember the "great pea puree controversy" from Top Chef season 7? So mad that they eliminated Antonia!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, that looks amazing!

Mo Pie, Please said...

You and your cooking/gardening skills are so inspiring to me! I can't wait to join you throughout the year in this kind of stuff!