For our second date I chose a more intimate location, just me and the tendrils in mi casa. The chemistry was excellent. I look forward to a long passionate relationship.
Ok now, if you aren't thinking I've totally lost it, you are probably asking what the heck a pea tendril is! Well, let me introduce you to my new lovers.
A veggie seasonal to the spring and early summer, you will probably only find them in your farmers market or a specialty grocer. Pick out fresh stems with a bright green color, and make sure they are not too dry or stiff. They can be served raw, tossed in a salad, or wilted, by lightly steaming or stirfrying them. This is my favorite method. Add a dash of heart-healthy oil, lemon and garlic, and voila! you have a delightfully rustic yet exotic side dish!
One Sunday morning I sauteed them as above, and then added them to a tofu scramble. Delicious. Served with 100% whole grain toast, and a cup of coffee/tea and that's a satisfying and nutritious breakfast!
Have you ever eaten Pea Tendrils? Would/Could/Should you?
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