A Canadian Living Magazine Recipe.
While babysitting Sunday night I perused my daughter's CDN Living and this pea crostini caught my eye~
Sooo good! And simple as can be.
Refreshingly summer like and the color is beautiful!
All you need.. are peas.. I used frozen..Ricotta,mint,garlic,parmesan,salt and pepper..Oh and lemon juice~
I used homemade bread..not a baguette..worked perfectly.
Smashed Pea Crostini
By Alison Kent and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Tested Till Perfect
The classic combination of mint and peas makes for a lovely summery appetizer bursting with freshness.
Servings: 40 pieces
1 baguette (about 24 inches/60 cm)
1/3 cup (75 mL) extra-virgin oliveoil
1 cup (250 mL) fresh=2 0peas
1 cup (250 mL) ricottacheese
1/4 cup (50 mL) finely grated parmesancheese
3 tbsp (45 mL) packed fresh mint leaves
2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
1 clovegarlic, minced (optional)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
2 oz (60 g) parmesancheese, cut into shavings
Cut baguette into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; arrange on baking sheet. Brush with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil. Broil, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook peas just until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and chill in ic e water; drain well.
In food processor, purée together ricotta, remaining oil, grated Parmesan, mint, lemon juice, garlic (if using), salt and pepper. Pulse in peas until crushed but still chunky.
Top each crostini with some of the pea mixture. Garnish with Parmesan shavings.
I think I am hooked on frozen peas.They look and taste like summer to me and it's been a long time coming!