We hurried off, bought our asparagus for cookbook club on Monday, then turned to look for the pea/bean guy. He'd moved! We didn't see him but we did see a long line snaking from one of the stalls. I sidled up to someone in the line and asked what he was in line for and he said PEAS!!! I jumped in line (20 or so people in front of me now) and soon Ben showed up 2 people behind me. We assured him that we would get the end of the peas as it was now 7:25 and the pea cooler was looking mighty empty. Three people in front of us the lovely pea lady dumped another cooler full of peas into the cooler, SAFE!!!!
We proceeded home with our 2lbs of peas.
My sweetie got a beautiful new pan for a present (thanks Renee) and we decided we would make the peas and onions in that pan. I got some small pearl onions. We cut one end off and boiled them for one minute, put them in ice water and POP they slid right out of their skins.
I caramelized them in some olive oil and then added the peas, a knob of butter and a splash of white wine and cooked that for about 5-7 minutes. Look at those brilliant green peas.
I added some shrimp and cooked them for about 2 minutes, turning often. Look at that beautiful pan!!!
The peas and shrimp were absolutely delicious.