Calico Peas

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Quick, good taste and will go with anything!! from Readers’ Digest”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (10ounce) packages frozen peas
  • 1smallyellow onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1tablespoon butter or 1tablespoonmargarine
  • 1tablespoonchopped drained canned pimiento
  • 1/4 teaspoondried dill weed
  • salt and pepper
  • Directions

  • In a medium size saucepan, bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the peas and onion.
  • LOwer the heat and simmer, covered for 5 minutes or until peas and onion are tender crisp.
  • Drain, stir the butter, pimiento, dill weed, salt and pepper into veggies, tossing until butter is melted.
  • Reviews

  • “Simply elegant, is the best way I can describe this recipe. I used a frozen pea/pearl onion combo which gave it a bit more formal appearance, and I roasted red peppers from my garden (previously frozen) then peeled and diced them. It was absolutely beautiful, and would especially make an attractive Christmas side dish with the red, green and white colors. Thanks, Dorothy — this one is a real keeper!”

  • “Simple easy and very attractive – I served this recipe with Turkey Kabobs, Cranberry Maple carrots and roasted potatoes. Started off with a shrimp cocktail .Thanks again Dorothy for another keeper”

  • “This was such an attractive dish.All the colors plus delicious!This is an awesome Holiday dish!Definitely a keeper!Thanks so much Derf ; )”

  • “Was looking for a way to jazz up my peas & this was perfect.Easy to make & tasted wonderful.Thanks for the new recipe!”

  • “These were great during the holidays.We loved them for a change of pace!We have had them several times since then and have enjoyed them every time!”

  • “Great accompaniment to my meatloaf dinner.We really liked these and will make again!”

  • “What a great tasting and easy alternative to straight out of the package frozen peas. Thanks Derf!”

  • “What a great, festive & tasty way to jazz up a dish of peas! I happen to like eating them right out of the shell [from when I was a kid & drafted into shelling literally huge tubs of them for my grandmother!], but I also like dressing them up, & this is a nice way to do it! Will definitely be keeping this recipe around ~ These peas would look especially nice on the table during the winter holidays!”

  • “What a nice way to dress up frozen peas!I loved the onion and the addition of the dill.I will look forward to serving this side dish again.I served it with Mango Glazed Salmon — a recipe that I just submitted for posting a few minutes ago.They really went well together.Thank you for posting such a wonderful vegetable recipe.”

  • “This is a great way to fix-up peas.Actually I used a can of instead of frozen.I sautéed the onions in the butter for a few minutes, diced some roasted red peppers and then added the peas to warm.These were served for Christmas dinner and they quickly disappeared.Thanks for posting the recipe.”

  • “I’ve been “into” making simple veggies with a twist and these fit the bill. I love boiled pearl onions and these chopped cooked onions have the flavor and texture without an extra trip to the store. I was happy that I had pimentos, which is rare. They did add a nice flavor with the onions and added a dash of color. I sprinkled with garlic pepper salt. Served with chicken fingers and Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese (America’s Test Kitchen.)RoxygirlRoxygirl”

  • “This recipe makes simple frozen peas so attractive and a worthy side dish to a “company” meal. This disappeared fast on the buffet.Thanks for sharing your recipe!”

  • “I made this dish for Christmas dinner.This was a pretty and tasty side dish that was also very easy to put together.Thanks for posting!I also posted a picture.”

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