I was buying a few tinned vegs recently when I saw the item below. A can of Sainsbury's 'British chip-shop-style Mushy Peas'.
I had never before eaten 'Mushy Peas'. I was always told that they were illegal south of Watford; so I was intrigued. What is this northern delicacy, I wondered?
Fridays are the one day of the week when I take a rest from gourmet cooking. We usually eat from the freezer. Fish (usually fingers), chips, and peas. It's easy, cheap, and we both pretend to enjoy it.
So, taking the example from the can illustration (above), last Friday we ate fish-n-chips, but with Mushy Peas.
Actually they were quite nice; in fact very nice. We were both somewhat surprised. They did have a rather strange luminous colour, but it didn't seem to affect the flavour. I simply re-heated them with a splash of white wine, and S & P.
I shall definitely buy these again, I have an idea that they might also make an interesting Dhal. I shall experiment.
I'm always prepared to try something once, and often once is enough; but not in this case. I have already added 2 tins to my next week's shopping list.
Have you eaten Mushy Peas?