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SWEETNESS OF PEA TEAR

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Explore the Sweetness of Pea Tear: A Unique Culinary Pleasure

Pea tear, also known as sweet pea or petit pois, is a variety characterized by its delicate and sweet flavor. These small, tender peas are consumed in their pod or incorporated into various culinary preparations. Their gentle taste and tender texture make them the ideal choice for salads, side dishes, or simply as a fresh snack. They are appreciated for their sweetness and considered a delight in the kitchen

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Fresh Pea Tear: Exploring Culinary and Gastronomic Delights

Fresh pea tears, also known as sweet peas or petit pois, stand out in the culinary world for their delicate flavor and tender texture. Discover everything you need to know about this little green treasure from a gastronomic perspective.

History and Origin of Fresh Pea Tear:

Pea tears have a rich history dating back thousands of years. Originating in the Eastern Mediterranean, these peas were first cultivated about 8,000 years ago. Since then, they have conquered kitchens worldwide, appreciated for their sweetness and versatility. Guisante lágrima is specially grown in Spain.

Culinary Characteristics:

These peas are characterized by being small and tender, perfect for consumption in their pod or incorporation into various preparations. Their mild flavor makes them a perfect addition to salads, side dishes, or simply enjoyed as a fresh and delicious snack.

Harvest and Season:

The harvest of fresh pea tears usually occurs in spring and summer. Selecting them at their optimal season ensures the best quality and freshness.

Nutrition and Health Benefits:

These peas are a nutritious source, rich in plant proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Their dietary fiber content contributes to healthy digestion, while their low-calorie content makes them an ideal choice for balanced diets.

Preparation and Consumption:

Fresh pea tears can be steamed, boiled, or consumed raw. A pinch of salt and butter enhances their flavor, and their versatility allows them to be integrated into more elaborate dishes such as risottos, pastas, and meat dishes.

Suggested Recipe: Sauteed Pea Tears with Garlic and Bacon:

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of fresh pea tears (or frozen)
  • 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 100 grams of bacon, diced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash the peas and remove the ends and strings if fresh. If frozen, thaw them following the package instructions.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, add a little olive oil and the diced bacon. Sauté the bacon until golden and crispy.
  3. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a few seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the peas to the pan and stir well to combine with the bacon and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook the peas for about 5-7 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.

Conclusion:

In summary, fresh pea tears not only bring culinary delights but also nutritional benefits. Their versatility in the kitchen makes them an essential ingredient for exploring new gastronomic creations.

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