BRITISH BROAD BEANS AND PEAS WITH BUTTER, LEMON AND BLACK PEPPER

Serves 4 as a side dish
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:

250g fresh peas, shelled
250g fresh broad beans, podded
100g butter
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and cracked black pepper

Method:

1.    Bring a medium sized pan of salted water to the boil. Add the peas and broad beans and cook for 2 minutes, then drain.  Set to one side. Unless they are very young and fresh it’s a good idea to squeeze the broad beans out of their shells once cooked - you will be rewarded with a deliciously tender bean. 

2.    In the same pan, heat the butter until it just starts to brown, add the lemon zest and juice, then add the peas and beans. Season with salt and plenty of black pepper and serve.

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