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Our favourite spring pea recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 11 April 2019

Make the most of crisp, sweet, vibrant peas with this collection of our favourite recipes for making the most of spring's star vegetable.

Roast Salmon, Peas, Bacon and Braised Little Gem from Nurture: Notes and Recipes from Daylesford Farm by Carole Bamford

Brimming with fresh, vibrant flavours and beautifully presented, this seasonal salmon recipe is a bowl of spring joy.

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Carole Bamford

Cod with Peas and Parsley from Tapas Revolution by Omar Alibhoy

In this Spanish-inspired recipe, delicate fish and salty clams are offset with intermittent pops of pea sweetness. 

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Asparagus, Potato, Pea and Quinoa Salad from One Pot Wonders by Lindsey Bareham

A protein-packed vegetarian salad dotted with salty feta to perfectly complement seasonal peas and asparagus.

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Steak Medallions, Mushroom Sauce and Spring Greens from 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver

A picture of spring, this 15 minute meal is the perfect balance of meat and healthy green veg.

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Ragout of Sautéed Turbot with Serrano Ham, Spring Vegetables and Pea Shoots from Rick Stein's Fish & Shellfish by Rick Stein

For a sophisticated nod to peas, this beautiful ragout pairs them with delicately sautéed turbot and a complex broth.

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Pea Purée and Ham Tartlets from The Great British Bake Off: Everyday: Over 100 Foolproof Bakes by Linda Collister

The perfect dinner party starter to impress, these perfect little tartlets pair vibrant peas with crisp bacon.

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Spaghetti with Polpettine, Prosciutto and Peas from Pasta by Theo Randall

Pea and pasta is a match made in heaven, as demonstrated by master of pasta, Theo Randall in this meatball-based dish.

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Provençal Rack of Lamb with Crushed Peas from Simple French Cookery by Raymond Blanc

Just as peas arrive on the seasonal ingredient scene, so does spring lamb, making this French-inspired recipe from Raymond Blanc the perfect celebration of the season. 

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Warm Salad of Artichokes Broad Beans and Peas from Comptoir Libanais Express by Dan Lepard and Tony Kitous

A plateful of spring, this recipe brings together broad beans, peas and artichokes with a thick yoghurt dressing.

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English Garden Salad of Peas, Shoots, Smoked Trout and Horseradish from A Salad for All Seasons by Harry Eastwood

A satsifying lunch or simple dinner, this easy salad boasts failsafe combinations of trout, pea, dill and potato.

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