Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Peas
Green peas can be eaten raw as a snack or in salads, although they’re a bit starchy if you don’t eat them right after harvesting.
Peas are also wonderful in pasta, soup, casserole, or stir-fry, sauté. Cooking times vary greatly depending on when the green peas were harvested. Young, small ones require less cooking than older, starchy ones.
To steam, put 1 inch of water in a pot, bring to a boil, place a steaming basket in the pan, slowly add peas to the steaming basket, and cover with a lid. Steam for about 2 minutes. Or, to microwave, put 2 tablespoons of water in a microwavable dish and cover. Microwave on high, checking every 2 minutes for doneness. Add butter and salt as desired.