Recipe: Forest Gump Inspired Peas & Carrots

“Me and Jenny go together like peas and carrots”


  • 1 lb English peas
  • 6 – 8 young carrots
  • 2 – 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 – 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Shell English peas and blanch for no more than 45 seconds to soften slightly. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Peel carrots and cut lengthwise on the bias. Blanch 2-3 minutes till al dente.
  3. Melt butter and olive oil in saucepan. Add blanched carrots and peas, and sauté for approx. 2 minutes. Finish with parsley, dill or a sprinkle of paprika. Salt and pepper to taste.

Optional: Add shelled and blanched fava beans to create a succotash-type dish. The membrane does not need to be removed from the shelled beans.