Pass the peas, please. Idaho Day celebrations continue!

Last week, Idaho celebrated its first annual Idaho Day. For the month of March, we will share delicious recipes that highlight Idaho's most notable staple crops. The first recipe was all about the potato. Check out "Twice Baked Potato" for full instructions. Now on to peas. Who knew that Idaho was a big producer of our favorite little green veggie?

Italian Peas

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 16 ounces frozen green peas 1 tablespoon chicken stock salt and pepper to taste

1. Soak frozen peas in cold water for 20 minutes and strain until excess water is gone (this prevents the peas from wrinkling). 2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes. Add peas, and stir in stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

There– that’s an Idaho meal. Or, at least pieces and parts of it. Pick and choose, cook, and tell us the results of your endeavors on Twitter (@cre8commongood) or on our Facebook. Happy belated Idaho Day!

Annie McLeod