Formaggio piselli

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Ok it's really cheesy peas, but is sounds so posh that it's staying as Formaggio piselli!

Really easy to make and as good with frozen peas as it is with fresh peas, which means you can make this with stuff from the fridge and freezer.

Formaggio piselli
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:361
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes (microwave)
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

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Jesse's favourite, probably.



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  1. Cook the peas to your liking:
  2. # Fresh peas - 4 minutes in boiling water
  3. # Frozen peas - From frozen - in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of water, cover with a saucer and microwave on full power for 4 minutes
  4. Drain and reserve a little of the cooking water.
  5. Add the peas to a small pan with the butter, a few tablespoons of the cooking water (or chicken stock if you have some to hand), season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar.
  6. Tip the Parmesan cheese in and stir well to coat the peas, adding a little extra liquid if required.
  7. The end result should be glossy, well coated peas.
  8. Remove from the heat, drizzle with the lemon juice and sprinkle with the lemon zest.

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