Peas with Orange & Mint

Fresh orange juice and plenty of mint enliven ordinary frozen peas in this easy side dish. This recipe first appeared in our November 2011 issue along with Linda Monastra's story, True Harvest.

SERVES 6-8
INGREDIENTS:
3-4 tbsp. olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 cups frozen green peas
¼ cup fresh orange juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. finely chopped mint
Peeled zest of 1 orange, julienned

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add peas, juice, and salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint and orange peel before serving.

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