beautiful monsters: Pea groats

November 23, 2007

Pea groats

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
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.

Posted by Fionnaigh at November 23, 2007 06:20 PM | TrackBack

This site: 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.

Posted by: RUTH at December 3, 2007 08:40 PM

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.

Posted by: RUTH at December 3, 2007 08:46 PM

What did you end up doing with them? Were they nice?

Posted by: Hayley Stent at January 5, 2008 08:02 AM

Hey mate are you still around at all? I'm back in the Wellington area :)

Posted by: phreq at March 14, 2008 08:33 AM