November 23, 2007
I love the variety of food stores in Wellington... I love wandering around, asking what things are, taking some new things home to try. Today I went to a shop in Kilbirnie that has foods from Eastern Europe. The woman was so friendly and enthusiastic that I came away with pomegranate juice, spiced pickled eggplant, and a packet of pea groats.
Usually after I buy something I look for recipes on the net, but I canít find any for pea groats. Does anyone know what to do with pea them? The packet suggests:
To place a bag in a plenty of
Posted by Fionnaigh at November 23, 2007 06:20 PM
the boiling added some salt water.
To cook on moderate fire of 25-30
minutes. To get a bag, having
picked up a plug for a loop
stipulated for this purpose. To allow
water to flow down. To open a bag,
having broken off it on a line of
notches. To lay out a product on a
dish and to add oil to taste.
This site: http://www.eestitoit.ee/pages.php/0204#Estonian_soups mentions "meat soup with groats" as an Estonian dish. I also found a site selling "boil in the bag pea groats", from your instructions I'd guess that's what you have. Don't expect them to be exciting on there own, instead I think they'll be an alternative to rice, couscous, polenta, mashed potatoes or whatever.
My interpretation of the instructions would be:
Place bag in plenty of boiling water with a little salt.
Simmer for 25-30 minutes.
Lift out bag by loop provided.
Allow to drain.
Open bag along perforations.
Empty product onto a plate and add oil [or butter] to taste.
What did you end up doing with them? Were they nice?
Hey mate are you still around at all? I'm back in the Wellington area :)