The English Peas Arrived: A Postscript to “Waiting for English Peas!”

waiting for godot_new poster image(1)This is a post-script to my post published March 19, 2013, “Waiting for English Peas!”  The nice thing about it is that we only had to await the annual sprouting of the delightfully refreshing Green English Peas, and we could rest assure find them at our local grocer for the taking for every once a year.  In grave contrast, the indirect reference here to the controversial play by Samuel Beckett, “Waiting for Godot”, requires that the two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait for a time ad infinitum for the arrival of an unknown vague being named “Godot” who never shows up.  By the way, Estragon translates to “Tarragon” in French (for the foodies!)  It was an absurd play about nothing, basically; perhaps, the duo killed a countless time believing that Godot would arrive as promised.  Not that Vladimir and Estragon would have recognized him.  They did, however, have faith or believed in vain that Godot would show up.  So, they waited by the tree.  Their problem may have rested on the fact that they lacked the required compassion, thus the twosome, insensitive to the plight of others, may not have been ready, really, to meet with Godot.  Not that Godot would have shown up.  But even if he did show..

But enough of my meandering off into “Godot”.  Here are the English Green Peas that we were all eagerly waiting for since early Spring.  Don’t they look so happy together in their pod?

Fresh English Peas

Tonight, I finally got a chance to make a meal of them using a few slices of leftover bacon, a shallot, two cloves of garlic, a tomato, part of a de-seeded jalapeño, half a lemon with the zest, some sliced pitted black olives, evoo, sugar, salt, and a splash of golden balsamic vinegar.  Ideally, i would have liked to use chopped proscuitto or pancetta, but I had a bit of bacon in the fridge, so bacon it was!

Fresh English Peas

After sautéing the fresh chopped ingredients together, I added the salt and sugar and stirred.  Next, I added the orecchiette pasta cooked a la dente and some pasta water.  Tossed it all together on low heat with a splash of golden balsamic vinegar and Evoo.  I like adding a sprinkle of red chili pepper flakes for extra heat, but I’m used to spice, so..

Bacon Peas Orecchiette

This is a quick easy healthy pasta dish!  Next time, I hope to have some of the fresh herb “Estragon” (in French) or “Tarragon” (in English) to add to my pasta and peas dish.;)  So, I say to you, bon appetit!

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