This is my second year growing peas. Like the beans that I recently harvested I um'd and ah'd about whether to plant them. After all, it's a lot of effort for what ultimately amounted to a soy sauce dish of peas.
But man, they were TASTY. Picked off the bush and eaten straight from the pod these little peas are sweet and fresh...so much better than a lolly any day.
I decided to wait until all the peas were big enough to harvest at once...otherwise I would've been cooking with 3 peas at a time. I think I waited a little too long however as some of the peas were a bit yellow by the time I harvested them. Not to worry -- they still tasted great.
So what do you do with a soy sauce dish overflowing with peas? It seems only fitting to throw them into some fried rice. I recently saw Marion Grasby (aka Masterchef Marion) cooking at the Good Food + Wine Show and she said she NEVER puts peas or ham/bacon into her fried rice...it's sacrilegious to do so. That may be all well and good but peas and + ham are pretty much a staple in an Aussie households fried rice...and carrots, and maybe some capsicum.
So close your eyes Marion as here is my Aussie Fried Rice full of peas and free-range ham! And it was DELISH!
So tell me, what do you put into your fried rice? Do peas + ham make a regular guest appearance?
You can view more Harvest Monday posts on Daphne's Dandelions blog.