When I was still living at home, dad used to take the family out for dinner. One of the dishes that was very tasty, but rarely ordered was pea shoots stir-fried with garlic.
With that in mind, I ordered some from my favorite online seed shop (http://www.kingsseeds.co.nz/). They had this variety called Fiji Feathers (Product Code 5525) that I thought I’d try.
So, the peas arrived about a month ago, and I sowed some in 6 small-ish containers and a container each of mustard and cress. Within 2 weeks, I had mustard and cress tall enough to snip with scissors.
Last week, some of the pea shoots were tall enough to be cut to go with the chicken laksa I happened to be having for lunch – and they were soooooo good!
Today, I decided to give the lot a haircut. It was painstakingly slow – maybe because I wanted them all to re-grow.
This became part of Miss S’s and my lunch today. I know, I know… some people would consider it sacrilege to cook freshly cut baby pea shoots – but I like my veges cooked.
Miss S was happy, I was happy because Miss S was eating food (she had been sick for the last 4 days) and the dumplings were at her request. It was a very happy lunch.
Now if only the purple sweet basil seeds would grow quickly. I can’t wait to make purple pesto.